Originally Posted by CaptForce
We've had roaches, ants, dry wood termites, .....................
How did you deal with the insects? We have a few on our new to us boat.
Our best results in controlling the roaches is the dispersal if the black plastic discs that I believe are called "roach hotels". These are easily stored in a plastic bag until needed, but the boric acid that was suggested works well too. Our ant problems have only occured when we were within a slip and the ants came aboard on our dock
lines. For these occasions we keep an insecticide to coat about a one foot section of our lines near the dock cleats
or pilings. Our termite infestation was a single
event. We sealed our boat with plastic film taped over our hatches, vents and around our companionway
and then hired the services of a local extermintor to apply a chemical fog
treatment. We planned for some time away from our boat to have this done. We keep a set of velcro lined screens for our hatches and companionways to control the flys and mosquitos, but do best by not anchoring
too close to shore.