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Unread 10-10-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Denver, naturally, would have almost no mosquitos, but there are so many man made reservoirs in the area and irrigated lawns that bugs have been attracted to, so while it's probably better than the eastern, humid half of the US, it's not exactly bug free either. Same thing with Phoenix-- a place much drier and extreme than Denver. People here use flood irrigation to water their lawns (which look like crap anyway), as well as golf courses and city parks, so there is in fact a lot of standing water around. There's actually a West Nile Virus problem in both CO and AZ.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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I dont understand the Alaska thing either since it is so cold there for so long. When I went last June it was cool, around 50, and could not believe the amount of mosquitoes I found. They even have postcards about their mosquito problem.

But why Portland doesnt have a mosquito problem even with nearly year round wetness, I have no idea.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Default mosquito info

Here is a helpful site with a little info on which states have the most or least mosquitoes and why.



Frequently Asked Questions - AMCA (http://www.mosquito.org/mosquito-information/faq.aspx#12 - broken link)
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Unread 10-18-2007, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Avoid Wisconsin it's actually the state bird.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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Avoid Wisconsin it's actually the state bird.
Hey, hey, hey. . . now wait a minute. I have a t-shirt that says the mosquito is the state bird of Minnesota. Unless you have a t-shirt like that for Wisconsin, I've 'gotta go with Minneosota. You do know that t-shirts are always right, right?
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Unread 10-18-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Hey, hey, hey. . . now wait a minute. I have a t-shirt that says the mosquito is the state bird of Minnesota. Unless you have a t-shirt like that for Wisconsin, I've 'gotta go with Minnesota. You do know that t-shirts are always right, right?
Especially when our wives are in them.
All those lakes in Minneosota... you have to be right.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: WA
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I think the super-sized mosquitos cross state lines because they seem equally big in Wisconsin and MN. There are a lot of ticks, too. Last time I was in MN, the first thing I noticed, after the beautiful greenery, was a tick on my sock.
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Unread 12-07-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: California
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It's true. I have never, ever seen a mosquito in San Francisco. You're safe here.
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Unread 12-07-2008, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Seattle doesn't have any
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Unread 12-07-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'm 50 miles East of L.A. I actually kept count of the amount of mosquito bites I've received this year so far. Be advised, I'm always wearing shorts and a T-shirt when outside working and grilling: 5 bites.

There are no Argentine Ants here, a pest that used to plague the hell out of me when I lived closer to the coast.

Additionally, my dog has no flea problem whatsoever. She doesn't wear a flea collar, and I don't put any flea stuff on her. There flat just aren't any fleas. No ticks, either.

Also, no gnats and "no-seeums". Very few flies.
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