No me gusta la cucaracha
Do you like cockroaches? My guess is No and neither do we of course. Both Rebecca and I, during our time living in Toronto, were forced to reside in houses where the nasty little creatures were commonplace. Not cool!
We have heard that a common method for roaches to get onboard boats is via cardboard boxes and packaging. They may be referring to corrugated cardboard when they say this but given our past experiences, we’re not taking any chances. We remove ALL cardboard packaging when we go shopping, either at the dock, before we get in the dinghy or if that’s not convenient, immediately after getting back to the boat. The packaging is then sealed in a plastic bag and disposed of ASAP. As I said, we’re not taking any chances. When it comes to roaches… this boat ain’t big enough for the both of us (said in the best Cowboy accent that I could muster).
Ready to be sealed in a plastic bag for later disposal on shore.