Ah, I just love spring cleaning! NOT. But doing a really thorough job pays off with fewer bugs, rodents and funky smells . . . and lets you know of any potential problem areas. [More] Spring Cleaning in the Galley
Bugs and other critters just love boats!
Avoid infestations and bites with these tips.
Using a bug spray with DEET? Be careful not to make a very expensive mistake! [More] DEET and Plastics
Opening up a container of flour and discovering bugs is not fun. But you can’t ignore it. Here are step-by-step instructions on what to do to get rid of them. [More] Bugs in the Flour
Problems on a boat don’t cure themselves. Left to their own devices, they get worse. Sometimes a lot worse. [More] Problems Don’t Cure Themselves
Sometimes we get a VERY undesirable stowaway: a mouse or a rat. How do you get rid of it? What’s best? What shouldn’t you do? And what do you have to watch out for? [More] Rats! There’s a Mouse Onboard!!
Fed up with no-see-ums? Can’t find anything that works against them? Try making your own repellent — and fight mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other bugs, too! [More] No-See-Um Repellant
Installing a simple mesh screen on the air vent to your water tank can prevent a lot of problems when bugs want a drink. [More] Don’t Let Bugs Into Your Water Tank
Use these tips to AVOID critters in your stored food — bugs, ants, weevils and cockroaches — instead of dealing with an infestation. [More] How to Store Food on a Boat: Avoiding Critters