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Winnebago Pesticide Advice


The most recent Winnebago Go Mail (email) “newsletter” advocates the following:

“4. Bug Spray Around Perimeter of RV - Exterior insect killer sprayed around the perimeter of your RV is a great line of defense. Diatomaceous earth is another great insect repellant, and is actually a natural, non-toxic bug repellent alternative if pets or kids will be around the RV! Remember to reapply these products after it rains, as they’ll get washed away.” 

I’d hate to be the eleventh camper in a site after the last ten sprayed insecticide around their RV with the blessing of Winnebago. What about my kid and my pets? And where does Winnebago think the insecticide goes when it’s “washed away?” 

Very irresponsible advice. 

See https://winnebagolife.com/2019/06/keep-bugs-out-of-your-rv?utm_source=emfluence&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201908_golife_newsletter&utm_content=201908_golife_gear 



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While I'm not a big fan of prophylactic use of bug spray it does have it's uses. But to Winnebago's credit they do give you another method which is environmentally friendly. Personally I've found that Terro works fairly well for ants. The rest of the bugs aren't prevalent enough to worry about most of the time.

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A mix of vinegar,Dawn and water works great for us and is safe for your pets

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You can use mechanical traps that do not give any biological harm.

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Excellent comments, Tom and Bobc.

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If you occupy a site after I leave it will most likely have Seven Dust sprinkled around to stop the ants.

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