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Re: Roaches !!!

Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
There are roaches walking around on the dock at night here.
Others have asked me if I have seen any on my boat. Until now
I haven't. But my 17 year old crew member reports that she squashed
two of them already.

I have been reading about roaches and getting rid of them.

What advice can you give me?

I read that they need. like, and hang around water. So that means
the bilge and maybe the kitchen sink, maybe the head. also.. water collects under the engine pan.

Is it possible for me to poison the bilge water?
It would be very easy to get rid of I think, not like a house. A boat cabin is a very confined space. Just seal up the hatches, cover up your food and water supply, and take out every panel and open and empty every drawer and cabinet. Then empty a bug spray can. The cloud will be confined and will go in between the keel stuff down low too, or you could start there.

If you just concerned about the bilge, pour some ethylene glycol down there. It will also prevent any water that you can't get at from freezing.
They may like the sweet taste, but they'll be dead fast.
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