Originally Posted by gbendaly
no such thing as bug foggers here in lebanon
there are though mosquito repellents , a green coil intended to be lit at one end then put out and left to smoke... will it help ??
- - No, bug bombs are pressurized cans like paint
spray cans but the nozzle points straight up and to activate you depress the nozzle and it locks open. Then you run for the doorway. There is an alternative "bug bomb" called a fumigator. It is a can like a "sterno" can that you open the lid and use a match to light the stuff inside. As it burns inside the can, it releases a cloud of bug killer fumes. Both systems require intelligent placement of the devices to avoid the release of the contents directly into a ceiling/overhead/bulkhead and something underneath to catch the sputtering as the device reaches empty. The fire/burning fumigator needs something fireproof like a piece of stone or slate underneath to protect against accidental fire should the unit tip over - which is extremely unlikely, but better safe than sorry
- - Also you could have a local "exterminator" company come to the boat and they have large hoses from the truck to blast the killer fog
into the boat. You normally seal all portholes, hatches and other vents on the boat and then they "fumigate" the boat.
- - My suggestion is a 2 for 1 solution. Kill the rat - he will probably be found dead inside the cabin
rather than bilge
as he will be trying to escape. And also to rid the boat of roaches, ants, insects and all other manor of crawly creatures at the same time.