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Unread 11-25-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I are moving to colorado in a few years and i was just wondering what to expect. what are the most common bugs that live indoors? and what part of colorado would be best to live in to start a family? thanks
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Unread 11-25-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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A woman after my own heart who asks about bugs indoors - I'm not a huge bug fan. The worst you will ever find is small spiders, sometimes flies in summer, the occassional lady bug, maybe a stray ant on occassion.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My boyfriend and I are moving to colorado in a few years and i was just wondering what to expect. what are the most common bugs that live indoors? and what part of colorado would be best to live in to start a family? thanks
A lot of things can change in a few years.

What line of work are you in?
What will be your housing or rent price range?
Where do you think you will work?

What happens if you get another boyfriend and his is an arachnologist?
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Unread 11-26-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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You will find that Colorado has relatively few bugs compared to most other places. In the house, even fewer. Just an occasional fly or miller moth.

In the summer months, a few mosquitos, but not so many you can't typically just sit outside comfortably in the evenings. You will find screened in porches are not a necessity here or even common.

There are lots of great towns for starting a family. You would need to provide more information to answer that better.
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Unread 11-26-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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Colorado does not have a lot of problem bugs, but it does have some. My list of pests:

Black widow spiders. Very common.

Brown recluse spiders. Not terribly common, but you don't want to get bitten by one.

Wasps and yellowjackets. Pretty common, and some are pretty aggressive.

Scorpions. Common in the west-central valleys of the state. They aren't the big ones as are found in Arizona, but can still inflict a painful sting.

More of the unpleasant nuisance variety:

Cockroaches. Yes, they can be found in Colorado. The small German cockroach is more common, but the American cockroach is also here. They seem to be more common now than they used to be, but are not widespread.

Miller moths. A seasonal problem, but mostly just a nuisance.
Earwigs. Same as millers, mostly just a nuisance.

And my personal most hazardous:

Mosquitoes. West Nile is a growing problem in Colorado. I have had two acquaintances in the last 2 years die from this one.

Ticks. Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick fever (which didn't start in the Rockies at all--it's from back East and was imported to the region many years ago) is an illness no one wants to experience. Lyme disease, though much less common than in the East, can also be found here.

Fleas. They carry hantavirus, a very dangerous virus found in rodents that can be transferred to humans by fleas--it can be fatal. I knew people who that were killed by this one, too.
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