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Old 11-10-2010, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Can someone please explain to me why Charleston has such a massive mosquito problem? I got bit to death (literally, 40+ bites in 2 days) while I was there in mid-October. I'm from Louisiana and we've got plenty of water, and warmer weather, so there must be a better answer that I'm just missing.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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Excellent question.

I will also say that the mosquitoes were HORRIBLE on Isle of Palms, way worse than Johns Island, which surprised me.

Thanks PP for the info on spraying if you call. I will remember that for the spring.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Anyone who is complaining about the mozzies should remember they are in a Humid Subtropical climate.

It's as silly as if I were to complain about below zero weather here in northern Wisconsin.

But if you want to find some solace, consider the N.Am mosquito vs its South American counterpart:

NAmer is like a B-17- slow, big, loud, and carries very little in the way of disease (although that is changing: Dengue (Breakbone Fever) in Miami and Texas; nothing to keep it out of the Lowcountry- esp. with climate change.

SAmer is like an F-15 (sorry, I'm a bit dated on fighter aircraft)- small, fast, quiet; a carrier of lots of bad stuff.

So be happy where you are.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Anyone who is complaining about the mozzies should remember they are in a Humid Subtropical climate.

It's as silly as if I were to complain about below zero weather here in northern Wisconsin.

Agreed, EXCEPT that the "mozzies" are plenty bad in NON Humid Subtropical climates throughout the U.S., like Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, and Alaska. And they get below zero weather too.

Only places I've been where the mosquitoes aren't bad are California and Arizona.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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Agreed, EXCEPT that the "mozzies" are plenty bad in NON Humid Subtropical climates throughout the U.S., like Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, and Alaska. And they get below zero weather too.
Although not subtropical - Minnesota can get pretty dang humid at times as well - not as thick as down here but it gets plenty of humid if you live anywhere near any of the thousands of lakes.

Colorado really doesn't have mosquitos either.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: SC
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I'm glad they don't spray. The less toxins we and our pets are exposed to the better. It is bad enough that they put fluoride in the water (which is in rat poison BTW). At least I can filter that out. Besides mosquitoes aren't a problem where I am by the ICW during the day anyway.
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