Tartan 27' owner
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Re: BUG bomb use?
Tell you what, we keep our 27' sailboat moored in the Hudson River nearly 400 yards from shore and we still get spider colonies all season (6 months) long. I'm not sure how they make a living there but they seem to thrive, so they must like it for some reason. The spiders in our area have never bitten anyone that I know of. They don't mind getting squished or being thrown overboard as far as I can tell.
Never set a bug bomb off in my boat. No need to. The spiders will find your rigging very quickly and you end up breathing most of the lingering poison in your cabin.
A good cleaning with simple products like vinegar, water and a simple soap in all the areas you don't normally see (eg., the bilge, under sinks/cabinetry) will go a long way towards making your cabin air smell clean and be pest free.
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