Spider Control Around Boat Docks
Of all the creepy-crawlies that may come aboard your boat, spiders are often among the least welcome. Spiders are especially common during summertime when the warm weather brings with it an abundance of food – namely, other bugs. Whether you’re an arachnophobe or not, large numbers of spiders can seriously damage the aesthetics of your boat. This is because, besides leaving webs everywhere, spiders also poop a lot. Their grayish, brown or black droppings look like tiny dots and can cover the entire exterior deck and seat covers.
Automatic Misting Systems for Boat Dock Spider Control
One of the most effective ways to manage the number of spiders on your boat dock is to apply an effective misting concentrate. Misting concentrates are designed to knock down both spiders and other types of insects; thus eliminating their food source. Automatic misting systems deliver a detergent based solution from nozzles, mounted in the dock rafters, which produce a fine mist to regularly treat the entire dock structure and the boat below. Common insecticides, while effective, are not recommended for use on boat docks because they are toxic to fish. Instead, we use a concentrate that is detergent based, specially formulated to be used over water. These special concentrates effectively kill spiders, flies, mosquitoes, wasps and other insect pests by breaking down their exoskeleton without harming the environment. Two brands we carry that fit this description are Pyranha Zero-Bite and Naprovit It important to note that since both Pyranha Zero Bite and Naprovit are soap based concentrates, you cannot use an agitator with them as it will cause excessive foaming.
Protect your boat and dock from spiders bites, webs and especially droppings by installing an automatic misting system from Mosquito Control Equipment!
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