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Old 03-07-2017, 10:17   #1
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I was wondering if the IKEA cardboard storage box is still fine on the boat.
I know that bugs and bug eggs can be in the cardboard. Can I get an infestation in the decoration box from IKEA

GOPÅN Box White 30x30x25 cm - IKEA
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Good question, that is a plastic "cardboard" box isn't it?
I would think, maybe as there is still all that open space in the corrugation, but perhaps roaches need the natural fibers in paper?
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Re: cardboard

The linked box is not cardboard:

Base material: 100% polyester

Insert: 100% polypropylene

No more risk than coils of rope.
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I was wondering if the IKEA cardboard storage box is still fine on the boat.
I know that bugs and bug eggs can be in the cardboard. Can I get an infestation in the decoration box from IKEA

GOPÅN Box White 30x30x25 cm - IKEA
I have cut into these boxes. It's corrugated plastic and I think they are ideal material for a boat, though the fabric could get stained.. I have lots if the smaller ones to divide up storage and provide a little cushioning.
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Re: cardboard

Thanks for the reply. I also cut one to have a look and its material is plastic.

However, I have found one which is paper board insert. Is it still OK on the boat?
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Re: cardboard

This is not related to the plastic boxes but to cardboard. The most stubborn bug problem I ever had was not roaches but silverfish, which love to eat paper and cardboard of all kinds.
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We use stacking transparant plastic storage containers with tight lids on our small boat, and I imagine that they'd be just as useful on a larger boat too. No rot, not bug-food, waterproof.
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I try to not even bring paper grocery bags aboard, cardboard is bad juju.
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