A new camper’s perspective to the ant problem.
Just consider just how small an ant is, then it isn’t surprising that they manage to sneak into your caravan, tent or campervan from tiny nooks and crannies; but when we noticed long trails of ants running along the inside of the caravan or tent, we know that they are getting in from somewhere specific. We discovered that we had unknowingly paved the way for them. On arrival on the site, we let down the steadies of the caravan, and when we plugged our electrical cable into the campsites power socket we left the excess cord lying on the ground.
The steadies and extension cord ultimately gave them an upwards suspension bridge and invited them into the van where they then entered via chinks and breaches in the chassis, windows and door frames and proceeded to eat all our food. When I say “eat our food” I mean they either ate or contaminated all our food! Being new “campers” we had not properly stored all our food in plastic containers and so the ants managed to chew their way through the packaging!
Here are my ant prevention tips:
These are my suggestions on how to avoid ants in your caravan, tent or campervan. So, unless you like your interior decoration to be ant-covered walls be sure you properly store your food and take care when choosing a spot to set up camp. These tips should save you from going to war with these persistent buggers and prevent them from enjoying your food before you do.
Try it, it works for me.