Protect your RV from Mud Daubers

Imagine pulling into your camping spot for the week and when you turn on your water heater nothing happens. The gas heater will not light. Or you turn on your furnace that night because of a chill in the air and the furnace will not light. What is wrong? They both worked fine the last time you went camping.

Mud Dauber

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Protect your RV from Mud Daubers

One of the things that could be causing the problem is a little insect called a mud dauber. Mud daubers are solitary wasps that make small nests of mud in homes, sheds, and barns and under open structures, bridges, and similar sites. This wasp is named for the nests that are made from mud collected by the females. Mud is rolled into a ball, carried to the nest and molded into place with the wasp’s mandibles. Mud daubers prefer to avoid human contact. They prefer not to sting and will not defend their nests the ways social wasps do.

However, mud daubers can be a real pest for your RV. They seem to love the various holes in an RV. So, how do you protect your RV from mud daubers?

The best way is to plug the holes that they love, your water heater vent, your furnace vent and your refrigerator vent. These screens are easy to install and inexpensive to buy, but can be a life savor on your next trip.

Mud Dauber Screens

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