Vermin Infestation... - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 11-19-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
TB—

I don't think Deerflies, which are usually brown with reddish eyes are the same thing as those nasty green-eyed flies. Both are horrid...

Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 11-19-2007
Learning the HARD way...
 
eherlihy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 4,088
Thanks: 159
Thanked 110 Times in 107 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
I agree with TB that the flying & biting pests are, to me anyway, worse than roaches.

However, Deer flies are different than Greenhead Flies.
This is a Deer Fly



There is a greenhead



As you can see, (despite the relative picture size) the greenhead is bigger (look at the Deerfly relative to a hair). There is a great discussion of the two pests (with pictures of a greenhead attack) here.

Of the two, I think that the greenheads are worse. If you swat one, and it falls to the deck, make sure that you maim it completely (step on it, or pull a wing off). Otherwise, it will probably shake it off after a few seconds, and come back to bite you, or a crew mate again. Also the bite of a Greenhead is bigger, and more painful IMHO.

To deal with the roaches, IIRC, the rules are:
  1. NO cardboard aboard period. Take your provisions aboard in plastic, or a re-usable cloth bag which is treated with Boric acid powder.
  2. NO Paper labels on anything. Instead peel the labels off, and mark cans with a Sharpie.

To deal with weevils (which will invade any cereal or flour products), Put the cereal/flour in a resealable jar/canister with 1 or two bay leaves. Apparently the Bay leaves will keep them at bay - so to speak...

Last edited by eherlihy; 11-19-2007 at 09:37 AM.
eherlihy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 13 Old 11-19-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Sailingdog...

The idea is to bring your boat here, not Sctoland there.

Bring your boat here.

I'll stand you a beer, and you can have a wee tour of Loch Ness. Even if you just visit, I'll take you out onto Loch Ness... an excuse to sail a while. My balance is a wee bit uncertain right now, so you'd have to do the foredeck stuff.

We don't even need A/C in summer, and frozen water is almost unknown and we have salt and fresh water so the hull does not stay fouled for long.

And man, it's pretty.
Rockter is offline  
Quote Quick Reply 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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome