Wasp deterrent - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 04-12-2011
Boasun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,069
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Boasun will become famous soon enough Boasun will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dfok View Post
death of insects is in proportion to the can used to kill them, seemingly regardless of the contents of the can. IE - a 16 oz propane can kills more than a 12 oz bug killer but not as much as a 20 pound propane tank (if properly aimed). Note the 20 pound tank will damage gel coat, fiberglass and lead keel but it will also KILL BUGS. Aim and patience is key.
You are not suppose to be throwing the cans at them. You are suppose to be spraying the little buggers.
Flamming propane can kill those little buggers, and peel the paint off the side of your boat, char the wood and so forth...So you may need the local fire department standing by.
__________________
1600 Ton Master, 2nd Mate Unlimited Tonnage

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Maritime Instructor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Rapture
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 04-12-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Jurgy is on a distinguished road
Boasun

I think the propane is used to freeze them, just fog them like a CO2 fire extinguisher by inverting the bottle.

One note however, propane is heavier than air and will settle on the cabin floor. It will make a very pretty flame and whoosh when it finds a spark. And soon the insect problem will be gone forever .....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 04-12-2011
dnf777's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
dnf777 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
My favorite story is about a guy that waited until night, doused a nest in a tree with gasoline and lit it on fire. Yes, the entire tree caught fire, fell on his house which also caught fire. Very effective on the wasps.

Based on that lesson learned..... open the seacock to your engine, cut the line right off. I give the wasps about 30 minutes.

Or try the crumpled bag thing first.
I was going to suggest a can of hair spray and a bic lighter. But you got me beat on that one!

For the yellowjackets, I found setting a shop vac turned on near their nest entrance with water and a little liquid detergent in the vac cleans them out quickly. Taught to me by a tree specialist.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 04-12-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
peptobysmol is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgy View Post
Boasun


One note however, propane is heavier than air and will settle on the cabin floor. It will make a very pretty flame and whoosh when it finds a spark. And soon the insect problem will be gone forever .....
I beg to differ. Your next bug problem will be worms
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 04-12-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Jurgy is on a distinguished road
I looked in on my boat today as the weather is getting better. By the looks of the moldy head ... I'll either have to get my first mate to work soon, or try the propane trick and give the vessel to the worms !!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bird poo sux - pix of deterrent c40eb General Discussion (sailing related) 21 09-20-2009 11:35 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.