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Old 06-15-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Sorry, Nancy, just not sure without seeing them.

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Well, it was a bunch of worms just moving in a huge mass, one mass looked like it had a white large larve in the center. They were all like a quarter of an inch maybe and like I said it was just a gooey/slimey moving mass. they were just seeping out of one area of our grass. We thought maybe maggots but they wern't that big. Definately not a slug or snail. The mass was as large as a big slug and at first apperance that what it looked like until further inspection.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Sorry, Nancy, just not sure without seeing them.
I should have taken a quick digi of them, well hopefully there won't be a next time, but....I'll let ya know if anything pops up. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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What about this big beetle on the side of our house with GIANT pincers, as big as his big body!!!!



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Old 06-15-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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That is a male Stag Beetle. Harmless except that they can pinch.

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What about this big beetle on the side of our house with GIANT pincers, as big as his big body!!!!

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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That is a male Stag Beetle. Harmless except that they can pinch.
I know about the venomous snakes and spiders in the area, but what buys are actually packing a lethal punch here in the Charlotte area? Are there any?

something bit my forearm last night when I was in bed with my wife, my whole forearm went numb, but the puncture in the skin was only as big as a pin head. I just went back to sleep and woke up alive today, so I guess it was nothing serious.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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Were you snoring? If so it could have been your wife punching you to stop and she just told you it was a bug bite LOL
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Do you find blood specks on the linens? Possibly Bedbugs. Bad news!!! Other than that, all spiders are venomous, with the Black Widow being the worst in our area. Closer to the coast is the Brown Widow that is more venomous than the Black Widow. Brown Recluses are REALLY rare here! I've seen only one on the job in over 25 years, and that was in a church in Pineville that I was treating for termites. And of course we have our share of ants, many of which can bite and/or sting. The fire ant is the worst, but not the only biting stinging ant. And finally, we have the flying stinging insects: bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets. We also have several different species of wingless wasps that are velvety looking with red and black coloration. They pack a big wallop!

99% of the snakes here are harmless whether they bite you or not. The copperhead is the only venomous snake in the Charlotte area. I'd rather be bitten by a big rat snake (I have been) than stir up a bunch of yellow jackets!

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I know about the venomous snakes and spiders in the area, but what buys are actually packing a lethal punch here in the Charlotte area? Are there any?

something bit my forearm last night when I was in bed with my wife, my whole forearm went numb, but the puncture in the skin was only as big as a pin head. I just went back to sleep and woke up alive today, so I guess it was nothing serious.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Do you find blood specks on the linens? Possibly Bedbugs
yikes, I have once or twice, I chalked it up to Kate scratching me with her engagement rock as we were jostling for position as we were sleeping, I hope it's that! Are there any other way to tell if there are bed bugs? We wash the sheets once a week and the comforter once a month...

I'm not sleeping tonight now, so I hope you respond to this soon BugGuy lol.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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Bedbugs are getting more and more common and they are very difficult to control. They are about the only insect that will bite you in the bed and leave the tell-tale blood specks on the linens. Treatments have to be very thorough - no hit and miss with these insects! You can do it yourself but you can't cut corners! Professional treatment is expensive due to the amount of work involved. And these insects are carried in by unsuspecting homeowners in furniture, donated clothing, etc.

It would take an hour for me to tell you how to do the job here! But, I'd start in the room where you sleep, get all the linens off the beds, all the drapes, curtains, etc. down and everything out of the closets and drawers, etc. Wash all that can be washed. Dry clean what can't. Take the bed frame apart and take all the drawers out of dressers, etc. Use a good flashlight and look for the insects as well as their eggs and nymphs in tiny cracks, crevices, mattress tufts, etc. (In fact, look all over the house!) Now, all that stuff has to be treated. I'm not even aware of what over-the-counter pesticide you could use. I use a product called Onslaught along with a synergist (Pyrethrin) and an aerosol called Bedlam and a pesticide dust called Drione, when I treat for them. None of these can be bought at any regular store though.

I'm sorry that I can't be more specific but again it is a very extensive and time consuming job to do it right. DM me if you want and I can try to be more specific.


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yikes, I have once or twice, I chalked it up to Kate scratching me with her engagement rock as we were jostling for position as we were sleeping, I hope it's that! Are there any other way to tell if there are bed bugs? We wash the sheets once a week and the comforter once a month...

I'm not sleeping tonight now, so I hope you respond to this soon BugGuy lol.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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When we lived in Charlotte, we had a hummingbird moth land outside our window. That thing was huge. We went on google immediately to figure out what it was. I have never seen another one since
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