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Old 07-27-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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Fumigation

Has anyone tented and fumigated their boat?
I got an approximate price today for our 43' while it's out of the water.
Just under $2,000. This is the same price our house cost for the same procedure!
Anybody with any other suggestions?
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What in the wide wide world of sports are you trying to get rid of? Kinda hard to believe it goes beyond what a few bug bombs can handle.
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Dead Bug Edwards did my boat,on the hard for $700.
It was out of the water in Pompano Beach (36 ft.)
He said in the water would be $1200. A year and a half
and still seems to be working.
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A few bug bombs will do it.
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Be sure no sparks or open flames, or use too many cans while "bombing". Like this guy did!

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- 19 bug bomb foggers blast a house apart
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Fumigation

Just read a report from one of our fire C&O guys where the insured hadn't turned off the a/c before using bug bombs. The air handler provided the ignition and the bug bombs the accelerant. Please shut everything off before using no the bug bombs.
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i dont know what you are trying to get rid of but when i use to fumigate houses or help to back in the mid 80s was to get rid of beatels in the wood. the eggs of the bug would be in the wood when they sawed the logs into lumber and when the right temp. and humidity got togather the eggs would hatch.. then they would eat their way out from the inside of the wood creating holes and dust pine was really bad for this the soft woods. cans would not work for this
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also the gas we used would penetrate so many inches of wood to kill any that hasnt hatched flowed kinda like a musturd gas heavy
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:25 PM   #9
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Has anyone tented and fumigated their boat?
I got an approximate price today for our 43' while it's out of the water.
Just under $2,000. This is the same price our house cost for the same procedure!
Anybody with any other suggestions?
Still waiting to hear what you're trying to treat for, get rid of. That plays a huge role in what is necessary.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:31 PM   #10
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Three times this year, one of my recommendations in pre-purchase surveys was ....
fumigation.
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Still waiting to hear what you're trying to treat for, get rid of. That plays a huge role in what is necessary.
I bomb each spring for spiders but that's it and it works great.
Just a couple of the small spray cans from Lowes.
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Depends on the bug, many argue that the solution injected in the walls is better than bombing.
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Be sure no sparks or open flames, or use too many cans while "bombing". Like this guy did!

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Well they definitely got rid of the rats and cockroaches!
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Still waiting to hear what you're trying to treat for, get rid of. That plays a huge role in what is necessary.

Formosan or dry wood termite.
I'm sure it's not Formosan as they have been on board for a while. (I've been told by previous owner.}
I have already rebuilt all aft cabin drawers. The floor in the aft has been taken care of + all the plywood lining removed and replaced through 2/3rds of the boat.
Don't get me wrong they weren't in all these. I just found the signs of them in a few areas.
I am putting a new floor in Main and galley area anyway so I will be able to treat underneath as well.
At this price I will do myself by injection as I have "Termidor" on the island so I can inject easily.
I will take a whole day and make sure to get everywhere.
Glad the boat is made of glass!!
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:18 PM   #15
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Dead Bug Edwards did my boat,on the hard for $700.
It was out of the water in Pompano Beach (36 ft.)
He said in the water would be $1200. A year and a half
and still seems to be working.
Same company. they went and looked today.
I get the final quote tomorrow.
Hmm probably 20% more volume for us but nearly 3 times the cost?
Business must be good.
I have heard that the "bad" termites are now in all the areas in Sth florida.
We have a friend in Lauderdale and he noticed the big Oak in their yard looked sick one day the following week it was pretty well dead. Had a guy come in and he asked if he should cut it down and the guy said "Yeah if you want the termites to start on the house"
So now they are hoping the new barrier they just put around the house was in before any of the termites were.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I will get final tomorrow and let you know.
Good to know about the issues associated with the bombs. Now the bomb has two meanings!
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Here is a site I would recommend. It will help you identify the type termite and potential treatment and baiting.

Termite Control | Do It Yourself Termite Control Products | Termite Treatments

Do you have wood coring?

If I was going to attempt to tent, I would remove the boat from the water. That will reduce your cost for the treatment, probably cost about the same overall, but I think have better odds.

Are the docks wood?
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I have heard that the "bad" termites are now in all the areas in Sth florida.
We have a friend in Lauderdale and he noticed the big Oak in their yard looked sick one day the following week it was pretty well dead. .
We get regular termite treatment of house and yard for that reason. You can't predict the cycle and when they are going to hit and if you wait until they're visible, you've got a far more difficult issue to address. A lot of homes sold recently have been found to have termites and closing held up for treatment and evaluation.
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Termidor injected works great. Caution on the application is that it is very, very, bad for aquatic life so I would suggest not "washing out" anywhere near water or letting it near your bilge pumps. (I have no financial interest in this product).
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Termidor injected works great. Caution on the application is that it is very, very, bad for aquatic life so I would suggest not "washing out" anywhere near water or letting it near your bilge pumps. (I have no financial interest in this product).

Thanks Ulysses.
If we do this ourselves I will talk to the company that does the island about the product.
It wont be going over board -but good to know.
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