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Old 03-07-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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Hi all, I'm new to this forum. My wife and I are thinking of moving to the Charlotte or Raleigh area. How hot and humid does it get in the summer? Also are there general problems with insect control ie. fire ants? How does this area weather the hurricane seasons?

I know these questions sound specific but we are exploring everything and recently spoke to someone who moved back to NY from North Carolina who hated it there and gave these problems as examples. Now my wife who is very open minded is kinda scared. Please, anyone with experience weigh in and let me know the scoop.

Thanks,

Andrew
Long Island, NY
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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Hi all, I'm new to this forum. My wife and I are thinking of moving to the Charlotte or Raleigh area. How hot and humid does it get in the summer? Also are there general problems with insect control ie. fire ants? How does this area weather the hurricane seasons?

I know these questions sound specific but we are exploring everything and recently spoke to someone who moved back to NY from North Carolina who hated it there and gave these problems as examples. Now my wife who is very open minded is kinda scared. Please, anyone with experience weigh in and let me know the scoop.

Thanks,

Andrew
Long Island, NY

Andrew, there has previously been a lot of discussion about this stuff, so try using the search button above to find those old threads - you'll learn a lot

Basically though, humidity is relative (ha! no pun intended) to where you are coming from. For me coming here from further south I don't think we have much humidity here at all. Honestly, it never bothers me. But I have heard stories of people who come from other dryer climates that do seem to have trouble adjusting. Still, I wouldn't let that stop me from living somewhere I really wanted to live. After all, NC is hardly the tropics! To be more specific as to how much humidity is normal here the answer is an average of 60% year round, with the colder months actually being more humid than the hot ones.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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Coming from CT I do not feel the humidity is that much different. CT has 2 really hot months...July and August. Summer here is pretty comparable to those 2 months...we just have it longer...add June and September.

The fire ants we have had have been taken care of rather easily. I use a broadcast spreader in the beginning of the season and we have not had any problems at all. I do not know if I even need to do that, but I do. Always been a bit frightened of bugs!
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Definitely search this forum on those very topics as lovesMountains suggests. Remember, however, with all of the info you will read, "eat the meat and spit out the bones". These have been very hot topics for a few folks. Great to have you on this forum and I think you will find the information so helpul and the folks just terrific.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hey its caLLED "THE SOUTH". Yeah its humid but you adapt. In July and August its move from air condition to air condition but you get used to it. Fire ant are really no problem. Did I mention misquitos? They are only bad when they swat back. JK! Keep all collection water to a minimun and there is no problem. Enjoy the relaxing pace of life, in the traffic. Again I kid.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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Its always fun when you see these huge ant hills in your yard & they weren't there the day before.
To me, I think its humid (but I also dislike heat in general). I find it hard to breathe sometimes during the summer, but once I get into the AC I'm fine .
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