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post #5 of Old 10-25-2012
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Re: Removing Can Labels for roaches or bugs?

The issue of roaches in labels and cardboard packaging is as old as the hills. With today's packaging its true that the problem is almost certainly far less than what it was but hey, how many roaches does it take ?

Me, I'm not going to varnish cans, nor remove non paper labelling but I won't allow cardboard boxes of any sort onto the boat without some kind of fumigation. Corrugated cardboard, third world or not, is of course an absolute menace cos the little bastards can lay their eggs in the corrugations.

That said CS's note re labelling cans is good advice.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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