Wasps In My RV

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They are the scourge of the campground. Wasps are out everywhere right now and they can be pretty aggressive. Most of the time you never know you’ve disturbed one enough to attack. I just want to remind you to bring your wasp spray with you where ever you camp. I always have one at arms reach, just in case.  Be careful opening closed compartments like water heater and LP tank compartments. Have the wasp spray ready. It is amazing how fast they can make a home around your RV or your house. A helpful hint I have shared with many

Wasps love to build their nests out of direct sunlight, so be careful opening closed compartments like water heater and LP tank compartments. Have the wasp spray ready. Even if you think you’ve previously taken care of a nest before, it’s amazing how fast they can make a home around your RV or your house. A helpful hint I have shared with many

A hint I have heard from many though the years is spraying WD40 in the 5th wheel receiver to keep the wasps away. Apparently, they don’t like the smell any more than we do. Now, keep in mind, I am NOT recommending this tactic because of many reasons, primarily because I got in trouble once when I did. Whoops. However, a friend of ours in the Valley swears by it and always keeps a can of by the door of her RV as a defense tool. She told me the spray is an irritant and it can be used like pepper spray to ward off an attacker. Personally, I’d rather dispatch the pest quickly. With my luck, they would come right back and finish what they started the next time I was outside. So, there’s another reason I am not endorsing the WD40 defensive measure.

I will recommend that you install mud dauber screens on all of your appliance vents. These inexpensive screens can save you hundreds in repairs to your water heater or furnace. Mud dauber nests can be difficult to clean thoroughly. The screens are easy to install and they really work. I highly recommend them.

Want to know my real secret wasp weapon? A Badminton racquet. It’s like a giant fly swatter. You should see your RV Nana out there when I find wasps infiltrating my camp. It’s poetry in motion, you’d think I was practicing for the World Badminton Championship…at least that’s what I’d like to think I look like. Save

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