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Old 04-05-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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Hi

Can anyone shed any light on the palmetto bug problem. We were actively looking at the Waterford, Magnolia Greens, etc. areas; basically checking out all the townhouse communities in the Leland area.

Now I am having second thoughts. I am terrified of those insects.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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What "light" exactly would you like shed on the little critters ?
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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What "light" exactly would you like shed on the little critters ?
How to exterminate is a good starting point
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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OK then .... get an exterminator like everyone I know has and have them spray the property on a regular basis like everyone I know does and we never see them again.
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC.
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Simply put. If you don't spray for them , you WILL see them. Spray for them, and they disappear. Also I had a couple frogs on my deck that used to eat them too.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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Simply put. If you don't spray for them , you WILL see them. Spray for them, and they disappear. Also I had a couple frogs on my deck that used to eat them too.
I could handle a few frogs around👍
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Hi

Can anyone shed any light on the palmetto bug problem. We were actively looking at the Waterford, Magnolia Greens, etc. areas; basically checking out all the townhouse communities in the Leland area.

Now I am having second thoughts. I am terrified of those insects.

Thanks in advance for your input.
. . . .are roaches prevalent in the coastal area(s) like they are in FL ? I am bug phobic also.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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. . . .are roaches prevalent in the coastal area(s) like they are in FL ? I am bug phobic also.
Palmetto bugs are a species of roaches that are more aquatic. They have wings but don't fly very well. The ones I've seen down at the Crystal Coast don't fly at all. Most people that live on or near the water call them water bugs, I guess that sounds better than "roach". If you are in a coastal area, you will have an issue with these bugs if you don't spray for them. It comes with the territory.
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