Originally Posted by killarney_sailor
It seems to be regional (or continental). On Lake Ontario the spider battle seems constant. We left our boat for months at docks in Australia and South Africa and on a mooring in Ecuador for a month and nary a spider (probably a particularly good thing in Oz where they have all the dangerous 8-leggers. In fact I can't think we ever had a spider on board in 33,000 miles. I guess they know I had spider spray onboard.
After a long battle with roaches when they came aboard first in Bermuda and then Brazil (yes, they do fly to the boat!!), spiders are not an issue at all, and sometimes welcome, given the stuff they catch.... But still needs some kind of birth control - an occasional squish.