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Old 11-08-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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We moved to the Area from MIchigan in JUly. Moved into a home in Camden. We are renting the the home was new no one else lived in it everything was new. We being from Michigan moving to the South were concerned about Bugs. Well I was very concerned. We bought something to spray at Walmart inside and out before moving in. We resprayed once and we wondered if we should keep sraying through the winter. We haven't had a bug issue. Never saw roaches or really anything else. Outside we saw a lot but not in. Right now we have had a few crickets wonder in and a few spiders. I don't know what dies off in the winter as I know it isn't as cold as Michigan. Should we just keep spraying every few months? Also we hired someone to cut the grass and he had thought he was done but we went three weeks and he had to cut it again last weekend. Is there a winter end to the grass cutting.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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We live 2 hrs. No. of you in E. NC and have Orkin come every other month to spray for bugs and it works very well for us. As far as not cutting the grass we are able to stop Dec., Jan. & Feb. Enjoy your time in NC, bring your snowblower up North to sell it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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WE never had a snow blower in MIchigan we shoveled by hand. We also have a 16 year old son who I guess is our snow blower.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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Hey Kelsie are you sure you live 2 hours north of Camden? That would put you in Newport News, VA or did you mean south?

MichiganMom, I'm glad you haven't had too much bug problem. Usually the bugs taper off Dec-Feb, but sometimes the weather stays nice and the bugs stick it out. This years seems to be on track for a bit of a cold winter so I think you're probably good. As far as the grass, we've gotten a lot of rain so it wouldn't surprise me if you had to cut it once more yet. Usually Dec - Mar we pretty much stop, but again that depends on how nice it stays. I've seen winters where people were cutting grass throughout the winter because the temps were so warm. This year I think you'll be good though.

Welcome to NC!
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Hi I live 2.5 hours south of you and in the last 3 years I have had to cut my grass at least once a month but that is mainly because of the wild onions that grow during the winter.
As for bugs, I spray every 3 months using a home sprayer and have never had bug problems. Most bugs will disappear after 3 to 4 nights in a row of below freezing temps. But if we get a week of warm weather , they will come back.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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What we do have a lot of is spiders. We have a garage that is connected. Some lady told me about this pug in thing for the garage that worked well for her but I looked and I didn't see anything. We also have had several crickets in the house.
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