We love to have visitors to our Journey, just like we enjoyed visitors to our stix-n-brix when we owned one.
Sometimes, though, there are little visitors that we don’t welcome into our motorhome. We’ve had several types of these visitors.
The first one that we’ve been fighting for over a year now is the Stink Bug.
We used to store our motorhome in a County Park in Northern Virginia, which was heavily wooded. It was also infested with Stink Bugs. They worked their way into tiny openings in the Journey and set up shop. All the RVs that stored there got them. We noticed that in the cold winter months, they were unseen, but as soon as warming began, out they came. The only resource we’ve had to deal with them is TNT, a tissue-n-toilet. We give them the “Royal Flush”. We found it is not good to squish them because they leave behind their stinky odor.
We’re making headway on them, we went from seeing bunches everyday crawling on the windows to maybe one a day, we call it the “Stink Bug of the Day” (SBOTD). Hopefully, we’ll get the very last one and be free of them.
Then there’s the other little visitors, the Sweet Ants.
So far this year we haven’t seen any inside the Journey (knock on wood) but the warmer weather is just starting. To fight them, I spray the ground around my tires and leveling jacks with ant spray, and then on my electrical cable and sewer hose I put a one inch band of petroleum jelly around them just before they enter the Journey. So far that has worked pretty well, but I have to reapply the ant spray after rains.
We had a very unwanted little visitor and were shocked to see it. Fortunately we were able to catch and kill it right away.
It was a cockroach. Marti found it in the bathroom sink one night. We have no idea how it got in the Journey. We have two theories, one is it came up inside the sewer hose via our gray tank, we leave the valve open when we have full hook ups. The other idea is maybe it came in with a grocery bag. Either way, we’ve been keeping a sharp eye and we haven’t seen anymore. Hopefully we got this only one before it brought more friends.
We have some little visitors that we want to come our way, we’ve even put out invitations, but so far, none have showed up. We’ve put a hummingbird feeder out on one of our windows, hoping to encourage visits from them.
We did have a special little visitor last night. A first for us and we were so happy to see this little visitor.
Little Anabelle came to dinner and she brought her mommy and daddy.
We had a nice meal outside under the Journey’s awning. Anabelle sat on the table and watched all the goings on.
Of course, after dinner, she had to get some cuddling time on Mimi Marti’s shoulder.
We’re looking forward to more visits from this little one. :c)
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