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Old 05-20-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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What are your bugs like in CS? Being from CA we dont have any biting one. Are the mositoes bad there? What are we looking forward too if we move out there?
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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There are NO biting bugs in California??? I didn't know that!!!

Yes, we have mesquitos. Not huge, but we have them.
Then just pesky beetles and spiders.

Up higher there are ticks..not so much in COS....not too worry.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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You'll see fewer bugs here than anywhere else you've lived. When we eat on our patio, I just prop the back door open to make going to and fro from the kitchen easier. No bugs find their way in to the house.

Of course, we get a Miller Moth infestation most years, but that only lasts for a week or two. They're harmless, just very, very annoying.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Oh thats good to know...I am "good eatin" for them...so calif is bug free in that matter unless you are in the mountains of course.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, CO
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No biting bugs in CA? Bah. Lived in SoCal for 40 years. There's mosquitoes and fleas.

The flies can get kinda bad around here during the summer, but as mentioned above, I don't think there's any larger supply of bugs here than anywhere else that hardly has any.

I know SoCal didn't have much and the front range is pretty much equal, except in the winter when there is none at all period.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Colorado is not especially "buggy," but it is not bug-free by any measure. Virtually all of Colorado, including Colorado Springs, has mosquitoes in summer. West Nile virus is also fairly common in Colorado (information here: West Nile virus home page ). Colorado also has ticks--can be very common in foothill and mountain areas. (Info here: Zoonosis Program - Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology ).

Also, critters like "No-see-um" gnats and deerflies can be a problem in some areas of Colorado. Not an insect, but rattlesnakes are fairly common in Colorado, especially in the plains and foothills. They are especially common (from my personal experience) around Canon City, not that far from the Springs.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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What are your bugs like in CS? Being from CA we dont have any biting one. Are the mositoes bad there? What are we looking forward too if we move out there?
Very few bugs. The cold winters kills 'em off. I can usually find a few spiders and miller moths in June, and some ants but that's about it.

Sometimes we get a few bees or wasps, so you need screens; however, although I live next to a creek in Briargate, we get no mosquitos.

Nothing like Florida, Texas or Arizona!
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I moved here from Alaska, and we have flies and mos. but nothing like I saw today. What kind of spiders exactly do you have here. This one was at least an inch long and was nothing nice.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Oh, and by here, I mean Colorado Springs. Thanks for all the help this forum provides for us outsiders.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You're lucky to live in California and not be eaten by buggers. I've lived in soCal for 17 years and now I've lived in the SF bay area for 13 (don't do the math please ), and let me say that there are mosquitoes in every city and town I've lived in here in Cali. I too am prime eatin for a mosquito dinner -- as a kid I'd count dozens upon dozens of bites while bathing.

Now here in Fremont I'm not sooo bothered, but I work from home so I don't go out much. To be sure, every weekend we go hiking, I get bit by SOMEthing. And once a month or so I'll find a spider bite somewhere on my body no matter what.

Anyway, not arguing, just envious that you aren't getting bit where you live! That's one thing I certainly will not miss when we move to COS next year.
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