Red Wasps - Ugh, in the AC Shroud
To start, wasp allergies run in the family and I have never been stung, so I am very cautious with them. The Sunline 1950 RV has been sitting for a few weeks, unplugged. I had been periodically running the AC now and then prior to that to help eliminate the humidity.
Last time I ran the AC a few weeks ago, the AC compressor shut down and it was just the fan blowing. I figured it froze, so I shut it off and restarted it later to check. It was blowing cold again, I shut it off.
Fast forward to today. I was taking pictures of the roof to assess if I needed to do any patching, when I saw red wasps come out from the AC shroud, and the vent cover for the bathroom. When I plugged in the power cord into the house, a wasp came out from under the RV in response.
I carefully went inside, not knowing if they had gotten inside or not. I quickly clicked the AC to low, and swiftly left the area not knowing how the wasps would react.
I came back a couple of hours later, and the RV was warm, like just the fan had been running for those hours. I looked outside the RV for the familiar stream of condensation from the AC, bone dry.
I checked the bathroom roof vent, and it was securely closed, no breech, so the wasps just must be in the vent cover itself.
So, could the wasps nest be doing something to prevent the AC from working properly? What is the best way to get rid of the wasps without poisoning the air intake, and the inside of the RV??
I am only interested in the wasps in this thread. I will trouble shoot the AC later. Thank you for any wasp remediation for the AC you might have that does not include endangering myself with either stings or insecticide.
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