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Old 06-21-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Skeeters ain't as bad as black flies.

I like poison ivy. It keeps nosey neighbors away...
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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ulgh try getting poisin ivy in your lungs crap had me layed up in bed for two weeks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Default cockroaches

Several low income apartment buildings have been and are still infested with cockroaches . Yes Alaska has cockroaches .
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I have never seen a cockroach in Alaska. I have seen crickets tho. In a pet store.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Several low income apartment buildings have been and are still infested with cockroaches . Yes Alaska has cockroaches .
If a low income place had cockroaches so would other places. Roaches like water, paper and wood, and don't just hang out with the poor folk. I lived in a fairly well to do neighborhood in the south and those bugs were everywhere.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I would immagine it is possible a roach or two have been smuggled in state via somebodys belongings coming up the Alcan or a shipping container. But I have never seen one here.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I would immagine it is possible a roach or two have been smuggled in state via somebodys belongings coming up the Alcan or a shipping container. But I have never seen one here.
A few decades ago they had an infestation of cockroaches in Whitter. I guess someone had them come in during a move and since most of the town lives in one building they spread really fast. Then some some company that had a roach killing product used the town as a advertising ploy and wiped them all out.

One of the guys I worked with got bit by a brown Recluse spider that came in on some freight a long time ago... Messed up his finger pretty good for awhile.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I've heard that use steam heating can occasionally get them, since it provides a year-round liveable environment for roaches.

Definitely not the norm, though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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Do yo have the flying kind we have in Florida?

Nothing like a flying 3 inch roach to get your attention...
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Do yo have the flying kind we have in Florida?

Nothing like a flying 3 inch roach to get your attention...
I imagine they might come up, as has been suggested, in shipping containers, but I don't think they would last long. We didn't even get roaches like that in Missouri.
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