Although sealed cans and jars will probably survive the lay-up period, other items in packaging may probably be broken into by various insects.
- - A boat "on the hard" is a waiting feast for all the ground insects, ants, roaches, etc. that live in the dirt and grass your boat is sitting upon. The migrate up the keel
blocks and even the jackstands and enter the boat through vents and other forgotten holes in the boat.
- - Normally, I try to spray the keel
blocks and jackstands and even the boat's keel with long lasting insect killer to slow the little buggers down. They also love to walk up any hold-down ropes or straps.