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Old 16-07-2012, 20:05   #1
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What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

I have noticed these little micro critters aboard for the last 16 years, have been fairly few in numbers, so never thought much of it. Till today when girlfriend found one crawling on her while napping in aft cabin. What are these little mites? What's the best way to rid the boat of them?

Any suggestions will be most appreciated and help get gf back in my bunk again!
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Old 17-07-2012, 09:19   #2
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Cooties! Ewwww...
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Post a photo of the offending critters?
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

did ye have a garden for a while--tomatoes or anything??
is your marina slip near a garden??? do you have a pet???


dust mites..

if not----cooties-eeeewwwwww.....

please post pix....
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

In the water?

Some sort of zooplankton possibly. Maybe a larger than typical copepod. Some zooplankton is visible to the naked eye. You will need to provide photos to get any more specific than that.

If they bother you a few drops of bleach would kill them.
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Old 17-07-2012, 10:13   #6
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

16 years onboard, you have to be kidding ?? Why worry now-changing your girl friend may be easyer to maintain your happy lifestyle? Bed Bugs?? Scabbies, lice, fleas?? drop a bomb and close the hatches should kill everything inside-
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

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In the water?

Some sort of zooplankton possibly. Some zooplankton is visible to the naked eye. You will need to provide photos to get any more specific than that.

If they bother you a few drops of bleach would kill them.
Zooplankton doesn't usually crawl on you, I would go with the cootie theory. Anything small that crawls you is usually looking for a good place to bite.
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Ok, so not in the water.

I would suggest a can of Raid then.
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Of the estimated 900 million species of insects in the world many are very small and very few view us as a lunch. I think it's safe to say that, after all these years he's had them aboard, they haven't decided to take up eating humans.
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Sounds like you have lazzarette bugs. Clall Flick Pest Control.
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Hope it's not termites !!! you don't have any funny dust around do ya ??
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dust mites..
You can't see dust mites (not without a microscope)
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

If you have a fiberglass boat, I hope you don't have polyester mites,
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Re: What are the microscopic aphid looking bugs that live in lazzarettes?

Close it up with a big ozone generator for a few days.

You and her stay out. Her place?
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If you have a fiberglass boat, I hope you don't have polyester mites,
This joke is pretty old, and not that funny.
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