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Old 12-03-2016, 14:39   #61
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Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders?

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The spiders are there due to the bugs as food. try to stop the bugs from getting onboard and the spiders will eventually leave.
Exactly.

That's what I said 100 pages back about using the boat and anchoring out.

If there are no flies, it takes about 2 weeks, max for all spiders to die off.
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:30   #62
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Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders?

Gecko's may work for eating insects but then you have another problem: dealing with their poop! And, if you're not in a tropical environment, the gecko's will only last as long as the warm temps

I use the game method: flashlight after dark and a paper towel to mash 'em. Do this a few nights in a row when you start your cruise and it really helps keep them in check. Sprays and insecticides are bad for the environment, they can kill fish larvae in certain situations.
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Old 14-03-2016, 14:56   #63
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Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders?

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I use the game method: flashlight after dark and a paper towel to mash 'em. Do this a few nights in a row when you start your cruise and it really helps keep them in check.
Get the kids involved, and their competitive nature will have them hunting every crevice on the boat. Worked for me. But we used fly swatters.
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Old 14-03-2016, 19:58   #64
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Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders?

Very simple. Keep the boat in Eastern Canada for a winter, un- heated.

Bugs all gone.

But be sure to leave by early May or they might be back!

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Old 20-03-2016, 15:20   #65
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Re: How to get rid of bugs and spiders??

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How exactly do you use the Bounce sheets?
Hi 1000 islands. Put the bounce sheets under the v birth cushions and around the salon and NO spiders inside the boat. Still in the sails and cockpit but not inside the boat, my wife sleeps much better and the boat smells better.
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Exactly.

That's what I said 100 pages back about using the boat and anchoring out.

If there are no flies, it takes about 2 weeks, max for all spiders to die off.
The problem here in southern Ontario is we have food for them until mid to late August. Mitches early in the spring then mosquitoes until mid August. Plenty for them to eat here even without human food on the boat.
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