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Old 12-23-2004, 09:04 AM
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LIke everyone, I have put the boat away for the winter. It's kept inside a shop with the covers on. The other night I had a Nightmare That a rat got in the boat and, you can figure the rest. My question is, what could I put in the boat to deter them from looking to make a home in it?
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Then the wife won't get in it ??????? Hmmmmm Then the wife won't get in it. Hmmmmmmmmm That will work
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I have always used dryer sheets every where
just make sure the area is dry where you place them

also helps take away the smell in hte spring time
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I used moth-balls/moth crystals in various places in the cabin, cockpit, and engine compartment. I made sure to get some down in the stringer area in the engine compartment so they wouldn't have a party underneath. It worked well.
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I have always used dryer sheets every where
just make sure the area is dry where you place them

also helps take away the smell in hte spring time

What smell?
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What smell?
From the Rat pizz of course!
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I have put those little boxes of rat/mice poison in key locations inside the cabin and cockpit. Figured if they got in there, they would do too much damage before they croaked.
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i use the dryer sheets to. seems to work. also use them in the summer and i dont get any boat spiders.
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I have put those little boxes of rat/mice poison in key locations inside the cabin and cockpit. Figured if they got in there, they would do too much damage before they croaked.
Never use poison, traps only..if you poison them they will crawl somewhere and die, leaving no trail to find them but a smell that will absolutely drive you insane. With a trap all you do is pick the sucker off and reset for another.
 
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