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Old 08-10-2013, 12:55   #1
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Getting rid of bugs?

Hi there - I've noticed that I have some tiny bugs in my refrigerator (the refrigerator doesn't work) on my sailboat. Luckily they are completely contained in the refrigerator. What's the best product to get rid of them? Is there a spray? Raid? I want to make sure they don't spread to the rest of the boat.


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Old 11-10-2013, 19:41   #2
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Re: Getting rid of bugs?

I prefer Windex blue window cleaner . It kills most bugs on contact, but doesn't leave a poisonous residue.
Also with ants, the live ants carry off the dead ones, and you have no mess to clean up.

You can also wash windows with it.

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Old 11-10-2013, 20:29   #3
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Bleach. If the bugs keep going on they are laying eggs somewhere. That must stop. Add more bleach . RAID flying bug spray. Pheromone traps. Anything but bugs aboard.
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Old 21-11-2013, 07:41   #4
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I live on the edge of one of the largest swamps in south louisiana. We have insects all year round including spiders, cockroaches, ants, etc. i have found a product that has ELIMINATED all of them. I had a problem several years ago with ants and spiders inside my home. I treated with a pesticide called Suspend SC. It's available at those DIY pest control stores. It has no odor, residue is safe for people and pets after it dries, and is extremely effective. My boat gets spiders creating webs across the lifelines and other exterior rails and rigging. I sprayed the nooks and cranies under rail seats, etc. i also sprayed the docklines and dock cleats as well as the bilge area and along edges of the sole. I returned a week later to no spiders and a few dead bugs below. I didn't have a serious bug problem before, in fact, i don't recall ever seeing anything below. This stuff is very good and safe around food prep areas, pets, etc. Look into it.
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Old 21-11-2013, 08:21   #5
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