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Old Yesterday, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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"Manned" gate? Oh, right. They may have 2 card gates but the main gate? Scores of cars just fly right on through there and the crime in HSV is way up now. Don't get me wrong; I LOVED living there , chiggers and all. I miss it but if you think you would feel all safe and secure with manned gates think again. And the card gates? They get vandalized. I mean, HSV is not The Vatican or Mar a Lago. Chiggers in abundance, attack wasps (not exaggerating) with nests in the ground--it's all worth it with the climate and really sweet people, deer everywhere and little white rabbits running across your yard. Very affordable, also.
Am I off topic?
No you are not off topic, you makes some good points. I can remember when we thought secure gates were truely secure and added to safety. Our daughter lives in a very upscale area in Florida with a gate keeper. She says even with that the gates don't really keep people out. Yes, they do some good and keep the crime down some bur the security thing is over rated.

As for chiggers, and wasps, HSV is just like here in BV. They are a pain, in more ways than one. It is a treade off we pay for having deer in our backyard, fox running around, plus every darling little 4 legged creature one can imagine. I will never get tired of watching the birds, all kinds and colors. We have a nest in one of our hanging plants right now. The 4 eggs just hatched Sat. We can barely peek in to see how they are doing. These are the wonders of living here.
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 AM
 
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"Manned" gate? Oh, right. They may have 2 card gates but the main gate? Scores of cars just fly right on through there and the crime in HSV is way up now. Don't get me wrong; I LOVED living there , chiggers and all. I miss it but if you think you would feel all safe and secure with manned gates think again. And the card gates? They get vandalized. I mean, HSV is not The Vatican or Mar a Lago. Chiggers in abundance, attack wasps (not exaggerating) with nests in the ground--it's all worth it with the climate and really sweet people, deer everywhere and little white rabbits running across your yard. Very affordable, also.
Am I off topic?
Crime is very low in HSV if you read the states it compares to places like Fayetteville. Is it crime free? No but the gates do some good. People can not just drive in and out. I have never been able to just fly past the gate. Never heard of the card gates getting vandalized. Trying to compare most anything to the Vatican or Mar a Lago is like saying its not as secure as the eagles nest was in 1942. this is crazy.
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 AM
 
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Chiggers in Arkansas and several states in the midsouth have this problem. Easy to fix. Spray with demon WP around home and lawn or Malathion and if your out and about deet on shoes and pants. Every state has issues. Fla has water issues big time. Too many people in winter and the drivers here are absolutely crazy. Up north Mi. Wisconsin and the like has horrible winters. Kansas is hot in summer cold in winter and loaded with brown recluse spiders. I had a home in Wichita I resided and would kill at least two or three with every piece of siding I took off. HSV seems safe to me. There is no one safe thing, a guard at the gate ect. You have to approach security in layers.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 AM
 
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I've got chiggers and wasps here too, they don't scare me. lol That would not be a deciding factor for me in deciding whether to move to HSV.
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Old Yesterday, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've got chiggers and wasps here too, they don't scare me. lol That would not be a deciding factor for me in deciding whether to move to HSV.
I totally agree with you. We make trade offs and to any poster that says it is easy to get rid of Chiggers they much not have lived with many. No matter what you do they are anything but easy to get rid or and for some their bite makes people miserable. I am not on good terms with chiggers, so they just ignore me, then there is hubby. They love him and show their love all the time. He does use deep or other sprays, but just walking to the mailbox they gang up on him. The wasp rarely attack him, but have a severe allergy to them, makes his scared to death. The wasp stray is never out of sight from June to Sept

We all, as you know live with creatures we would just as soon forget, but as I have said it is the trade off we make for living is such a beautiful place.
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Old Yesterday, 04:33 PM
 
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No mosquitoes makes living in the Ozarks a whole lot better than other parts of Arkansas.


How are the mosquitos in HSV ?
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM
 
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No mosquitoes makes living in the Ozarks a whole lot better than other parts of Arkansas.


How are the mosquitos in HSV ?
Phooey, there are mosquitoes in the Ozarks, my mom used to have a cabin up there! Now, if you live on top of a mountain with no trees around where the wind blows all the time, maybe.

And don't forget those biting gnats! Gaaahh, at certain times of the year you needed one of those hats with a net to be able to work outside.

Bugs are everywhere. Aren't they? When people come to this forum and say they worry about moving to Arkansas because of bugs I wonder where they live that there are no bugs. Mars?

I will give the Ozarks this, though....no fire ants!

Yet.
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Old Today, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Phooey, there are mosquitoes in the Ozarks, my mom used to have a cabin up there! Now, if you live on top of a mountain with no trees around where the wind blows all the time, maybe.

And don't forget those biting gnats! Gaaahh, at certain times of the year you needed one of those hats with a net to be able to work outside.

Bugs are everywhere. Aren't they? When people come to this forum and say they worry about moving to Arkansas because of bugs I wonder where they live that there are no bugs. Mars?

I will give the Ozarks this, though....no fire ants!

Yet.
We don't have them here in NWA (fire ants that is) either. They were horrible in Texas and pretty bad in NM. it
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Old Today, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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No mosquitoes makes living in the Ozarks a whole lot better than other parts of Arkansas.


How are the mosquitos in HSV ?
I live on the east end and there is no mosquito problem at my house. We sit outside often in the evenings and after dark and have never been bitten.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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I go for my walk bareback and never get any mosquitos.
My house has a tiny creek right behind the back porch and I sit out there with out spraying anything on me.


(no I don't live atop a mountain either )
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