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Help !!!!! Roaches Aboard

I need help, I have roaches the size of a small dog on my boat. A while back some told me about this magic stuff that will get rid of them, it's called Mau- Mau or Wik-Wikor Mik-Mik or something like that.
Anyone have any suggestions short of blowing my boat up??
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When I took possession of my boat and our first night sleeping on it... OH MY GAWD! they came out!
Later when we left it on the mooring I got a few cans of fumigant one is supposed to work I set off 3 LOL and put out boric acid powder and roach hotels. Have never seen another.

I suggest you try that!
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+1 for boric acid ... an added bonus is that unlike fumigant bombs, the boric acid isn't poisonous to humans.


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the nice thing was the boat closed up sitting on a mooring made the fumigation work very very well. a week later most of the dead bugs were in the bilge. guess they tried to swim out? LOL

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very funny! i might also suggest that once you rid yourself of your unwanted guests, never bring cardboard boxes or brown paper bags aboard.
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Rather than poison yourself Michael Greenwald, author of cruising chef would have you get a gecko on board. Stays out of the way and will make short work of those damn things. Good luck
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What does the chef recommend when the roaches are gone,cook the gecko?marc
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What does the chef recommend when the roaches are gone,cook the gecko?marc
Buy a Mongoose to eat the Gecko ... and so it begins..
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Rather than poison yourself Michael Greenwald, author of cruising chef would have you get a gecko on board. Stays out of the way and will make short work of those damn things. Good luck
Funny that you say that. When staying in a bungalow by the beach in Thailand, I noticed that there were little lizards running around. I asked the staff about it and they said the lizards eat the roaches and other bugs - free pest control!

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