Hi, We live in Alabama and are looking for a product that will keep our boat house, not enclosed fully free of spyders and webs and also on pontoon boat. If this will work how long does it stay affective?
I keep a boat on a local lake here in Georgia and have found the PHANTOM to be ideal for both my dock and boat. It’s all I use. If your dock is like mine, there is a good chance you can’t spray a liquid since it will run off into the lake water. But the Phantom is easy to control and comes out in a really fine mist so it’s barely detectable. More importantly, it’s both odorless and goes on dry.
My dock is actually covered so it’s full of spiders nesting up around the ceiling. I have to treat up there about 2-3 times a season and by getting them up high, I’m able to eliminate the spider droppings that used to fall all over my white boat deck. But there is one catch.
Since the ceiling is about 10 feet over my boat, I use the 14 FOOT POLE with an AEROSOL HOLDER. This enables me to apply the Phantom exactly where it’s needed. This treatment also stops the mud daubers.
On the boat, I lightly mist up under my bimini top, all the railings, the seats, dash and light fixtures. I also focus in on my lift box, storage locker and cleats. It seems the spiders like the rope and cleats so these are key areas you can’t miss. It only takes a little bit 9 light misting) and since it goes on dry, you don’t even know the Phantom’s been applied when you do it right. In the spring (April-May), I find I need to treat 2-3 times a month. By June-August, I only treat 1-2 a month. By September, I usually don’t see any more spiders (at least that’s been the case the past two years).
The Phantom has also proven to be highly effective for an ant problem our dock had for several years. Every summer the dock would get covered with ants (probably due to my neighbors who grill and cook right on the deck) and again, it wasn’t possible to spray with a liquid mixture. But a light treatment with the Phantom and the ants were done. It just so happens Phantom was created for pests like ants so this turned out to be an added benefit. So if I was to suggest one product to cover it all, I’d say the Phantom for sure.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
14 Foot Pole: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/tools/unger-14ft-3-section-pole
Aerosol Holder: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/gotcha-pro-aerosol-dispenser