How to get rid of spiders on a boat with no toxic chemicals and no need to be off the boat. Easy DIY solution that’s also safe for kids and pets. [More] How to Get Rid of Spiders on Boats
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Tips and useful information to avoid ants, spiders, cockroaches, no-see-ums, mosquitoes and other bugs on your cruising boat.
Bothered by no-see-ums? No-see-um screens will help (although they’ll cut down on ventilation). Here’s where to get the material. [More] No-See-Um Screening for Boats
Make sure that bugs don’t see your galley as an all-you-can-eat buffet! [More] How NOT to Have Bugs on Your Boat
Want a bug-free boat? Manage your trash so they don’t see your boat as an all-you-can-eat buffet! [More] Manage Your Boat Trash to Avoid Bugs
If you use bug spray that contains DEET, be careful where you spray it. DEET will melt many things, including plastics and the screens on boat electronics. [More] DEET and Plastic Boat Equipment
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 on Your Boat
Problems on a boat don’t cure themselves. Left to their own devices, they get worse. Sometimes a lot worse. Our strategy for cutting down on the work. [More] Boat 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 On My Boat!
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 for Boaters
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 Boat’s Water Tank