Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Jason, Aug 29, 2019.
One lucky soul just scored that boat... We have the Sea Vee and are looking at a 35' Cabo to restore. We never had bed bugs, herpes yes but we got rid of those for good.
P/C at work will not work!
Pillow cases, blankets, wipe the bunk down, bed bug repellent, tent the boat, my God- you have no idea how screwed any boat that has them is!
The insecticide that kills has been banned. Some pretty nasty shit- kinda like Russian nerve gas. Toxic as hell!
Bed bugs burrow into the cracks and crevices if bed frames, moldings furniture joints- anything where two pieces of wood come together. Once they establish a colony and have food source ( you and me) only complete demolition and replacement is answer.
I work at a small psych hospital. When we got infested it took close to a million dollars to eliminate and bed bug proof our facility. Total renovation by certified specialists was the only solution our country health department would stand for.
On a wood boat there are more places to establish colonies than the bunks. Also, if you take them home and you will. They'll burrow into your bag when you bring it down to that open bunk over yours and your clothes. Wash everything in hot water preferably with bleach and shower. If they get into your house up your home owners insurance and torch the place.
Even when the banned insecticide was available it was not totally effective, especially on board.
This is not an aporyphal st getory. It happened:
In San Pedro in the very late 50's a large Seine Boat- 100 footer was infested. They treated the crew's bunks with insecticide numerous times, but the bed bugs came back. The Engineer determined to eliminate the problem came up with a plan:burn all the bedding, out all batteries, even flashlights, radios to eliminate any chance of a spark. All hatches were left open for venting fumes. He proceeded to don a respirator and with a couple of assistants take rags a spray bottles of gasoline below to wipe every nook and cranny. They proceeded and it seemed to be going well. However static electricity had something else in mind. Kaboom.
Now days they have these devices. They get good reviews, just stick one in each pocket and one in the pillow. Should be OK.
Maybe a company like Berkley could develop something similar to (advantage) which includes bed bugs also. For humans
Sold in tackle stores and at the landing with fisherman and bed bug artwork
best troll thread in awhile.
You can try wiping Gulp! all over your neck. Let us know how it works out.
Spend the extra $$ and go on a better boat that has a cleaning crew come inn and change the sheets and pillow cases, etc on on every trip. Some of those day boats change the pillow cases when they look dirty. Your lucky thats all you got.
Was it the dolphin motel, They use to rent rooms by the hour??
I wonder what the sportboat operators think of this thread.
that's not a bad idea.........
I bet there is 1 or 2 boats out there with those fuckers
I'm guessing the number is much higher then that...
The three I’ve talked to about it all said yup it happens, can’t control what people bring on daily (including drugs).
Just try to keep it clean after every trip by washing everything and wiping down. The mention of all the scales and blood on everyone also came up as one of the main reasons for Clorox wipes on every bunk every trip.
Then stories of drunks urinating in bed and bunk room came up. At least urine is sterile.
People are gross is the moral of the stories.
Sooooo I'm the only one that looked at the original pic and thought " I would"?
Lol,that could have been almost any pic!
So after reading this entire post I’m wondering what suggestions those who say it’s boat owners fault have for stopping it ...strip searches before every trip go through everyone’s belongings? Those bugs did not originate on the boat they were brought on. Obviously they have to address the issue but how do they stop it?
Then half of the old farts, would not be able too
Get on the boat. Because they look like they haven’t showed in a week.
Have you seen the mites that live on everyones eye lids?
Now we have Tardigrades on the moon!!! Maybe.
Issue diapers and a tyvek suit for all passengers.
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