U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-11-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: somewhere
4,264 posts, read 8,153,987 times
Reputation: 3144

Advertisements

I saw the post on here about Brown Recluses. What other kind of creepy crawlies are there in NC? I know in TN my mother-in-law has a couple of run ins with copperheads. Here in NM we have some brown recluses, black widows, tons of snakes, nasty little scorpions and nasty big black vinagarons and of course lizards out the yahoo. We don't have copperheads here just several different species of rattlesnakes.

I like to be prepared as opposed to shocked when I move somewhere new. The scorpions were a new one for me and they definately pack a little punch with their sting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-11-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 24,670,044 times
Reputation: 3808
Snakes of North Carolina
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: somewhere
4,264 posts, read 8,153,987 times
Reputation: 3144
Geez there are alot of snakes in NC. Alot of these we had in Texas where I am from. Do you see these in Charlotte, other than in the zoo?

What about bugs?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 24,670,044 times
Reputation: 3808
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajzjmsmom View Post
Geez there are alot of snakes in NC. Alot of these we had in Texas where I am from. Do you see these in Charlotte, other than in the zoo?

What about bugs?
Not all of the snakes identified are actually found in all areas of the state. Click on the photo to see the specific species habitat within the state. Out of the six poisonous species, only two are found in Mecklenburg County.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:29 AM
 
25 posts, read 79,073 times
Reputation: 16
Bugs are bad here. It's something that shocks a lot of people who think CLT is perfect in every way (like the high food prices and the traffic, rising taxes....etc) good for you for doing your homework!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: In a house
21,956 posts, read 21,482,163 times
Reputation: 14918
Again, it depends on exactly where you live as far as not only the snakes but bugs too. I'll be honest, when we lived in CA we had a lot more bugs then we have here in the Albemarle, Stanly county areas. I have heard of other places around this state that do have an abundance of bugs but not here! I use to get mosquito bites all summer long in CA but have not even gotten one in nearly two years of living here and we live close to Badin Lake too. There are the farmers ponds all around too so it's not for the lack of water. Now at my one sons home in Huntersville and the other sons home in Troutman they both have bug/mosquito problems!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 24,670,044 times
Reputation: 3808
Quote:
Originally Posted by cynwldkat View Post
Again, it depends on exactly where you live as far as not only the snakes but bugs too.
I'd agree with that. Big difference in climate between the southeastern part of the state and the northwestern part which impacts insect and snake populations and varieties.

Keep in mind, the average annual temperature at Southport on the lower coast is nearly as high as that of the interior of northern Florida, while the average on the summit of Mount Mitchell is lower than that of Buffalo, New York.

Last edited by mm34b; 08-12-2008 at 10:43 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
22,974 posts, read 58,586,358 times
Reputation: 14925
Africanized Honey Bee
Ants
Asian Lady Beetle
Bed Bugs
Bees in Turf
Black Flies
Booklice (psocids)
Boxelder Bugs
Camel Crickets
Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Bees
Cicada Killer Wasps
Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles (PDF format only*)
Drain flies
Earwigs
European Hornets
Eye Gnats
Fleas
Fungus gnats
Hornets and Yellowjackets
Horse Flies and Deer Flies
Lice - Biology and Control
Millipedes
Mites Affecting People
Mosquitoes and Their Control
Non-Biting Midges - Biology and Control
Pillbugs and Sowbugs
Red Imported Fire Ant in North Carolina
Scorpions in North Carolina
Spiders
Stinging Caterpillars
Silverfish
Spiders
Springtails
Termites - Biology & Control
Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (PDF format)
Ticks (NCDENR) (http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/phpm/ticks.htm - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top