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Old 08-28-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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I want to know if there is a big tick problem in willmington and also if there is a big snake issue. I have a son so I want to make the right choice before moving down there. Also dose willmington have a good school district or should I be looking to move to a different area? Can anyone help me please?

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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I had to chuckle at your questions. I'm curious as to why you would think we have so many snakes. Some summers I see one or two but then again we have 3 cats and I think that helps, the snakes are usually "running away". If you play outside in wooded areas you might get a tick. I raised 3 kids here and they had an occasional tick.They played outside frequently and our home is in a wooded area.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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I want to know if there is a big tick problem in willmington and also if there is a big snake issue. I have a son so I want to make the right choice before moving down there. Also dose willmington have a good school district or should I be looking to move to a different area? Can anyone help me please?

Thanks
Yes, every where one relocates to, there will be ticks and snakes, ever thought about visiting your vet for tick control, mothballs are great if you don't like snakes. I haven't seen any venomous ones, only black and king, which are very beneficial as they keep the vermin away. One good thing, I haven't seen any rats or mice since i moved here, guess we all need to adopt a better perspective on the snakes and how they assist in controlling our environment against disease. Also, could you get a grip on your spelling so we can take you seriously?
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Unemployment in NC is among the highest in the nation, so you should find a JOB first, and move to where the job is. Wilmington is not known as a "high snake area", but if you are that terrified of snakes, you hsould look for a state without them (I'm not sure where that would be, however--somewhere in the North?).

What field are you in and what jobs are you looking for? And why are your sights set on Wilmington, just curious?
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Wilmington is not known as a "high snake area", but if you are that terrified of snakes, you hsould look for a state without them (I'm not sure where that would be, however--somewhere in the North?).
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Sorry for spelling I was in a hurry thanks for all the help and I was just asking I didn't know if ya'll had a lot of snakes or not just checking
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I want to know if there is a big tick problem in willmington and also if there is a big snake issue. I have a son so I want to make the right choice before moving down there. Also dose willmington have a good school district or should I be looking to move to a different area? Can anyone help me please?

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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I think there are gracious plenty of snakes here...I see them occasionally when I work in the garden. We have a long king or black snake that lives in our back yard...find his skin when he sheds it...he is now over 5-1/2 feet long! But, I have only seen him once within the last few years....he doesn't bother me and most of the ones I have seen in the garden are the non-poisonous variety and they run from me. I used to be terrified of snakes, and now have learned to appreciate them!
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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North Carolina has a ton of ticks. I lived in Ohio and Maryland with my 14 year old dog and before coming here he never once had a tick. I lost count how many I've pulled off of him since moving here, and that's with using Advantix. But I think that's hardly a reason to reconsider a move here. It's not like dogs and kids are dropping dead left and right of Lyme's Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. You pull 'em off and move on with your life. As for snakes, I haven't seen a single one since moving here.
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