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I hate spiders!

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Lago, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Lago

    Lago New Member

    5
    Sep 7, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray 260 Signature Bow Rider.
    7.4L Mercruiser W/ Bravo iii
    I keep my 230 Bowrider on a lift in a lake slip. Does anyone know what to use to either keep spiders and bugs away or a safe pesticide to kill them? They are very bad this year here in Texas...
     
  2. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    We hose down our slip, dock box and pilings with Ortho Home Defense a few times a season.
    It helps, but does not take care of all of them.
     
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  3. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    +1 on Ortho Home Defense. Been using it for years. Love it!
     
  4. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
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  5. Kwik

    Kwik Active Member

    183
    Jun 14, 2019
    Indianapolis
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2017 F150 Ecoboost 4x4
    Raymarine Axiom 9
    Raymarine Sirius 200 reciever
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III drives
    I was told by some dock folks we boat with to use peppermint oil around the dock. Might investigate that.
     
  6. MattB92

    MattB92 Member

    75
    Nov 9, 2019
    Barrie, Ontario
    1994 Sundancer 270
    7.4 w/Bravo II
    So you just spray the perimeter of your boat? do you actually spray any on the boat?
     
  7. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    I avoided spraying stuff that I would end up touching alot. One thing that I did spray down well was the bottom of the raydome. the injection mold that Raymarine used ended up making a spider condominium of about 30 or so individual pockets. The first year I had that radar nearly everyone was filled. After spraying it - zero.
     
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  8. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    I'm a big fan of Permetherin. You can buy it pre mixed as Miss Muffett's Revenge or enough for several years worth off Amazon. Works all season (claim 12 months).

    I'm in a covered dock. I spray the entire roof structure above me and I have 0 spider poop/webs. I also wipe some on selected surfaces (I avoid things we touch) on the boat where they might be hiding and it keeps them at bay.
     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    +1 to Ortho Home Defense and when I use it I spray along the edges of the dock, the dock cleats and the dock lines that go from the cleat to cleats on the boat and also the boat's cleats.

    I've found a good spraying in the spring and another mid-summer was enough to keep my boat free of spiders, and that's saying something because the boat in the slip next to me is like a HUGE spider hotel. It hasn't moved or been attended to in over 5 years.
     
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  10. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    I spray our entire boat exterior with Ortho BugbGone using a sprayer that attaches to a garden hose. Do the dock and pilings at the same time about twice a year. This stuff is for use on vegetable gardens. Because it attaches to a hose I can soak everything in about 10 minutes. We never have spiders anywhere on the dock or boat. Usually do it on a Wednesday as the boat is washed on Fridays. By Friday every formally living insect has moved to the Great beyond.
     
  11. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Guys, the label sometimes says do not use this product on or around creeks, streams, lakes, and rivers.Just don’t use more than you need or in non intended ways which kill fish or limit their reproduction.

    Use the appropriate treatment.
     
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  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    You need a beer, a fly swatter and a flash light. Drink your beer wait for dark you know where the webs are... Spiders come out at night and sit in the webs.... I do this maybe once a week at the beginning of the season and now get the odd spider.
     
  13. markrsimon

    markrsimon Active Member

    127
    Sep 1, 2018
    Cleveland, OH
    92 Sea Ray 400 Express
    454 Mercruiser
  14. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Not just fish, the entire estuary has been in jeopardy for quite some time.
     
  15. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    sbw1, I'm inclined to agree with those who have said not to apply the poison in the manner you are doing it.

    Not to take a holier than thou position on this but I've always been VERY careful not to let any of my spray get into the water. A tiny bit always does, but I'd guesstimate that when I'd give my boat a good spraying in the spring less than 1/4 cup ends up in the water.
     
  16. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    440
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    62119305-A2A7-4EDB-987F-1BEB1FFA3DC4.png I hate spiders too. I saw this one in the toilet the other day.
     
  17. Timeflys

    Timeflys Active Member

    287
    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
    Okay.....one thing that jumps out....what happened to the toilet seat??
     
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  18. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Looks like something else jumping out of that shadow.
     
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  19. Lago

    Lago New Member

    5
    Sep 7, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray 260 Signature Bow Rider.
    7.4L Mercruiser W/ Bravo iii
    Thanks for all the info everyone.. If there ever is a spider in my toilet I would see it very fast due to the lack of a shadow ;) I'm going to try Permetherin, something has to be done they are everywhere right now..
     
  20. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    On our jetboat on last trip mosquitos were bad. We had a spider build a web and we watched it fill up. It was better than Raid for keeping mosquitos away. In 1969 I was at a radar station in the north. We had thousands of dragon flies and no biting bugs. Someone ordered the station sprayed. Dragon flies were gone and biting bugs were bad.
     
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