Are you transporting alien bugs in your RV?

By Deanna Tolliver Stink bugs! Specifically, brown marmorated stink bugs. Have you seen them in your RV? They’re more common in the eastern U.S. but are rapidly heading west, in part because they’re hitching rides in our RVs!  They are not just ugly and smell bad: They present a potentially devastating threat to North American agriculture. RV Travel editor Chuck... Read More

Rats eating the wiring in your car? RV?

The Weekly Driver reports that vehicles parked outside and near trees are literally being eaten by rats! At least their wiring. “Owners of cars from several manufacturers are increasingly reporting that rats and other rodents are eating their vehicles from the inside out,” the website reported. See survey below. Have rodents damaged the wiring in your car or RV? Reports... Read More

Snakes in an RV? Call Samuel L. Jackson, or do this

Here’s a question from a reader of about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I read your stories every Saturday morning. My friends were traveling and found one morning they had two snakes in their camper. My questions: How could they get in, and do others have this problem? —Nancy Hi Nancy, Your question reminds me of the Samuel L. Jackson film “Snakes... Read More

Dealing with ticks — an expert’s advice

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your travels take you to tick country, be on the lookout for these biting and often disease-carrying insects. Here are the latest “tick tips” from Amanda Roome, an expert in ticks with Binghamton University. Find ticks on your clothing? Put your clothing in the dryer on high for at least 30 minutes.... Read More