Motorhome Quick Tip: Bug Off

A flea collar fastened inside motorhome compartments keeps the insects from moving in

When I worked as a walk-through technician at a large RV dealership, I was responsible for giving new RV owners their orientation. During this time, I learned a trick to help keep insects out of the back of water heaters and refrigerators. Simply place a section of a dog’s flea and tick collar in the water heater and refrigerator service areas. One average-size flea collar is enough for both areas. I used small adhesive-backed plastic clips to hold the flea collar in place, though you could probably use duct tape as well. The flea collar will repel insects for the entire camping season.

Ken Martin | Eugene, Oregon



  1. A saleman with whom we dealt on a previous motorhome told us how to deter bugs/ wasps etc…go to a
    farm supply store and purchase Cow ear tags which are treated with bug repellent. They come in a bag of 20 or 25…we hang them everywhere we can…including a/c … refrig vent…hot water vent … they work. They come with a hook on them.


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