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This looks like some good stuff. I understand why the EPA would not like it, first they did not get there money to approve it, but more importantly it does look like a child would think it was chalk, and we all knew a kid in grade school that ate both chalk and paste (what ever happened to him?) and that could easily be deadly. So if you have children around, especially if you frequently have guests with children, I think it would be safe to say do not use or have around the boat! But if you are an adult and understand to not eat chalk, especially this chalk then you should be OK. I like the way it looks like it can be used in a very controlled fashion. But don't like that it looks like a child's toy.

To my idea looks like a use with caution product.
excuse me. I was one of the paste eaters, tasty stuff. Chalk is diatomaceous earth, why would anyone eat that? Paste was made from rendered animal parts hoofs and stuff. Do you think it may have effected me????
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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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Re: Roaches !!!

AndyF,

I expect you could do what you suggest if you are aboard for short times like weekends.

Doing what you suggest is very, VERY difficult for a live aboard! And even worse if you are actually cruising. Where do you put the stuff during the fumigation? On the dock in a foreign port? And it's the foreign ports that you are more apt to contract the problem.

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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.
that wont kill the eggs or egg cases. Boric acid left in nooks and crannies and any place they like to frequent will kill them all within one month. Easy clean up after a month you just vacuum or mop up the white powder
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after a month you just vacuum or mop up the white powder
I think I have heard that before, oh that must have been back in the 80's!
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I think I have heard that before, oh that must have been back in the 80's!
Maybe, but its what people do today that wish to avoid toxics that are polluting our world and posionong our bodies. Boric acid is a safe alternative to ants and roaches. I don't trust the USDA of FDA do you?
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