RV Tips: How To Get Rid Of Bugs From Your RV

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What is the best way to remove bugs from your RV?

This is a common question for RV owners. Bugs can really leave a mess on your rig so you'll want to be prepared in case they come around. Treat the outside of your RV with bug repellent. There are many different brands on the market but you should look for something that is eco-friendly and doesn't contain harmful chemicals.

  1. Soap, Warm water, and a brush.

  2. This is the simplest way to remove bugs from your RV. If you have a lot of bugs on your vehicle, it's best to do it at night when the sun isn't out. Start by washing all of the windows with warm water and soap. You can use a sponge or an extending brush if you like.

    Once everything is clean, go over it with a dry towel so that you're not leaving any moisture behind.

  3. Use dryer sheets

  4. This might seem like something that won't work, but you would be surprised that this is actually a great way of getting rid of bug stains from your rv. First you get a couple dryer sheets and just add a little bit of clean water to them. The water will get them damp ready for you to use

  5. Use WD-40

  6. We've all had that problem – you're driving down the road, and then suddenly, BAM! A BIG bug hits your windshield with a splat. It's disgusting, it's sticky, and it's hard to remove! What do you do?

    I've found that one of the best ways to remove these unwanted pests from the windshield is WD-40. That's right; WD-40 can help remove most insects from the glass in your RV. All you have to do is spray some on a paper towel, and then wipe it on the bug. It will come right off! If there are other sticky residue left behind, just repeat until it's all gone.

  7. Use a broom to get bugs from nooks and crannies

  8. You'll be surprised at how many bugs accumulate in the corners of your RV. A good stiff bristle brush will do wonders at removing these bugs.

    While brushing the nooks and crannies, just have someone spray water on the area you are cleaning.

  9. Wash the RV with a gentle, eco-friendly degreaser

  10. If there are stubborn stains or sticky substances on your RV, you may need something stronger than soap and water to get them off. Find a degreaser that is safe for use on plastic, vinyl and aluminum surfaces.

    Be sure to apply it only to non-painted surfaces. Rinse well after you have finished washing the exterior of your rig with a garden hose or pressure washer.

What attracts bugs to campers?

Bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide. They also like the smell of things like gasoline, scented candles, and food. A few even enjoy the taste of human skin.

In order for a pest to be attracted to you, it must first be able to smell or see you. Usually this means being able to see light from a fire or other light source, or hear your voice. Bugs tend to be more of a problem at night than in the day time because they rely on light sources more in the night time.


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How do you keep bugs away from your RV?

I have always been puzzled by how many people approach the camping experience incorrectly.

Here are a few tips to keep those pesky bugs away from your RV:

Keep your windows closed as much as possible. You can't stop them from flying in, but keeping them closed will reduce the number of flying insects that enter when you accidentally leave a window open or cracked. 

Use an air-free spray around the outside of your RV where you will be sleeping and set up camp. This spray will keep crawling insects away from you and your camping area. You can find these sprays at most hardware stores, or online for a good price too.


And there you have it–a variety of methods to get the job done. Now that the summer is here, you can go ahead and try out your favorite bug-removal technique. And if you have a tip we haven’t discussed, be sure to leave us a message.

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