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Old 12-07-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: East Passyunk
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To the OP - I think you have it with the humidity thing. The more humid the climate, the worse. Because mosquitoes breed around water, you're not even safe in the city (kind of a disgusting concept that you're getting bitten by an insect that grew up in the sewer). In Richmond, VA, the mosquitoes are absolutely horrible. I have no areas with standing water on my property, yet I get eaten alive the second I step outside from mid-May through August (and I live in a rowhouse).
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Spain
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was not too happy about the mosquitos on Long Island and Adirondacks (and the Shad flies of the Hudson River Valley were awful).

Saint Louis was pretty bad too, and there were all sorts of other nasty biting bugs in the area.

One (of many) nice thing about living is Southern California is that there are hardly any mosquitos here.
And insects in general. I've lived near downtown L.A. for the past few years, and I think I've seen 2 spiders outside my apartment the entire time, and no mosquitos or other bothersome bugs. It's glorious
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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You mean its not covered in chocolate syrup, ice cream, and truffles?
only a little bit
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Houston has some really big ones, and it seems to me that its always mosquito season there. We killed them in our home every month of the year. Summers, they can be brutal. SIL won't even let her kids step outside until she has them completely sprayed down with OFF. For us, I'd rather take my chances on mosquito bites, than spray my family down with chemicals.

But the worst I've ever seen were in Anchorage, Alaska. They were huge and in some of the biggest swarms I have ever seen.
I think maybe the range of mosquitos can be different, they are certainly bad in FL, I would gander worse than Houston as it rains just about every day in FL during the summer for a bit allowing standing water to collect. At the beach in FL gnats can also be bad.

You may be on to something with Alaska... and possibly Wisconsin/Minnesota as they are closed to Canada.

"Mosquitos were much worse in Florida before developments filled in the wetlands. Still a problem. One entomologist states that people simply have to accept the fact that biting insects are more of a problem here than elsewhere.
Yet another writer insists that ticks and deer flies are not as bad in the North as the South, and that mosquitos are worse in Canada and Alaska.
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ALASKA: Black Flies and mosquitos can be a major problem, sometimes pursuing people and animals out onto the water.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Orlando because it has no ocean and a bunch of alligator filled lakes that are breading grounds for mosquitos.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I think maybe the range of mosquitos can be different, they are certainly bad in FL, I would gander worse than Houston as it rains just about every day in FL during the summer for a bit allowing standing water to collect. At the beach in FL gnats can also be bad.

You may be on to something with Alaska... and possibly Wisconsin/Minnesota as they are closed to Canada.

"Mosquitos were much worse in Florida before developments filled in the wetlands. Still a problem. One entomologist states that people simply have to accept the fact that biting insects are more of a problem here than elsewhere.
Yet another writer insists that ticks and deer flies are not as bad in the North as the South, and that mosquitos are worse in Canada and Alaska.
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ALASKA: Black Flies and mosquitos can be a major problem, sometimes pursuing people and animals out onto the water.
No Houston is probably not as bad as Florida, but it's probably close, and I do remember those pesky gnats in Florida. Yuk! The problem with Houston is that there are bayous everywhere. And while it doesn't rain as much as Florida, it does rain quite a bit and because it's so flat, like Florida, there is always standing water. Mosquito breeding grounds!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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No Houston is probably not as bad as Florida, but it's probably close, and I do remember those pesky gnats in Florida. Yuk! The problem with Houston is that there are bayous everywhere. And while it doesn't rain as much as Florida, it does rain quite a bit and because it's so flat, like Florida, there is always standing water. Mosquito breeding grounds!
True, the whole bayou areas are probably bad, on into louisiana.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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I live in the Chicago suburbs and the mosquitoes are awful! They make enjoying summer outdoors impossible. As soon as it warms up around end of May through first frost-Oct. or Nov. they are bad. Then it snows
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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lol, San Antonio is not dessert like at all. I would describe it as a shrubby, green hilly place. there are many creeks running through the area
I agree, SA is not "deserty", but it's drier and browner than the Southeast. I agree with PDX LAX, I never would imagine a huge mosquito problem in SA, a place that is alot drier than the Southeast. I never encountered a huge mosquito problem when I lived in Austin.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Duluth, MN
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