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.
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 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. Our strategy for cutting down on the work. [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] Avoid Bugs in Stored Food on a Boat