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Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

"STAR BRITE Spider Away" is a non-toxic repellant that is safe to use around pets, the marine environment, and you. It works great.

Those pesticides are really deadly, and not something you should use on any interior setting. And used outside will inevitably leach into the waterways where they can be damaging, even lethal, to tiny but esential marine organisms.

The Star Brite product costs a lot more than the poisons, sure. But it works, and is safe.
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Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Avon Skin So Soft keeps a lot of critters out of the boat's interior. I wiped on on the screens and not only did it repel the spiders, it kept the noseeums out, which is a blessing.

I've tried Home Defense Max, and it kills them on contact, but washes off when it rains, thus no long lasting effect.

Next, an electronic device - something's gotta work - eventually.

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That would suck if you found one of these spiders on your boat.....


or this...

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I Just read this post. Do you guys realize that you sound like the Elmer Fudds Of boating?
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Ortho home defense, spray every couple of weeks. It works well and allows the fresh water sailor a chance of staying ahead.
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Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

One thing I noticed while sailing down Chesapeake Bay last fall. After about 4 days, all the spiders abandoned ship - didn't have a single one on the boat for the next six months. They don't like being at sea because there's nothing out there for them to eat.

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Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Small snakes eat spiders.
Bigger snakes eat smaller snakes.
A mongoose will get rid of the big snakes.
A hungry Tasmanian devil will take care of the Mongoose.
Yosemite Sam will take care of the Tasmanian Devil.
You will need a talking rabbit with a dry sense of humor to trick Sam off the boat.

Now how to get rid of that rabbit? Maybe get some spiders.
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One thing I noticed while sailing down Chesapeake Bay last fall. After about 4 days, all the spiders abandoned ship - didn't have a single one on the boat for the next six months. They don't like being at sea because there's nothing out there for them to eat.

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Nah Gary, they assumed you were heading to Florida and they were boycotting the State due to their anchoring regulations.

BTW - Avon skin so soft is one of the best mosquito repellent on the market, the company cannot advertise as such but they are very aware of this.
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Nah Gary, they assumed you were heading to Florida and they were boycotting the State due to their anchoring regulations.

BTW - Avon skin so soft is one of the best mosquito repellent on the market, the company cannot advertise as such but they are very aware of this.
I hate to be a naysayer, but Consumer Reports in 1993, again in 2003 and The New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 all dispute Avon's and other's claims of "best bug repellent on the market". Avon even added a non-deet bug repellent at one time and it failed miserably.

It is mentioned specifically in some CDC and EPA studies to warn people in dangerous (Malaria, West Nile etc.) areas NOT to rely on the Avon product.

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