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Old 05-30-2013, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Imo the PNW. Seattle, Vancouver and Portland. The most; Washington DC. Wait till next month when billions of the 17 yr cicadas come out of the ground. They're huge too.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Barrow, Alaska.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Living in the Bay Area of California, there were hardly any bugs. I never had to use bug spray. Even when I went hiking and backpacking, I usually didn't bother with bug spray. As for house bugs, we'd get ants every now and then (not red ants), and we'd get silverfish, but nothing that was gross, and we never had major infestations.

In SLC, it's the same thing. No need for bug spray, and the only bugs we get in the house are earwigs (when the dirt warms up in the late spring), some black ants in the kitchen, and maybe some spiders every now and then (again, usually when the dirt warms up). I just use a mix of water and vinegar around the doors, and it takes care of them.

I think I would hate living in an area that had tons of mosquitoes. There's some research going on to make genetically modified mosquitoes that can't differentiate the difference between humans and other mammals (mosquitoes target humans the most).
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Well, the good thing about northern areas that "have a lot of mosquitos" is you're only dealing with them about 1/4 of the year. Also, they don't kill you or make you sick or anything (see: massive southern insects).
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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High elevation (10,000 feet or higher) and/or dry conditions is the best bet to avoid bugs, particularly mosquitoes. Places like Taos, New Mexico or Breckenridge, Colorado fit that bill.

Geez, 10,000 feet? Sure the bugs are all gone but then I can't breathe.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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High elevation (10,000 feet or higher) and/or dry conditions is the best bet to avoid bugs, particularly mosquitoes. Places like Taos, New Mexico or Breckenridge, Colorado fit that bill.
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Geez, 10,000 feet? Sure the bugs are all gone but then I can't breathe.
You don't need to be anywhere near 10,000 feet. Yes, the higher you are, the fewer the bugs, but in the Colorado Springs area (mostly 6000-7000 feet), I've never had any issues with bugs. I've probably only been bitten by a mosquito a couple of times here. Far fewer bugs overall than anywhere else I've lived.
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Dry climates with lack of forests/standing water are the best for not having bugs around. Santa Fe, NM comes to mind. I was there a few years back and loved the fact that I didnt see any skeeters or other pests. Of course, you substitute the pests with bugs like scorpions and centipedes, but Id rather deal with those than hoardes of mosquitos.
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Definitely not Oklahoma.

We got 'em all here in the South-Central.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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Living in the Bay Area of California, there were hardly any bugs. I never had to use bug spray. Even when I went hiking and backpacking, I usually didn't bother with bug spray. As for house bugs, we'd get ants every now and then (not red ants), and we'd get silverfish, but nothing that was gross, and we never had major infestations.

In SLC, it's the same thing. No need for bug spray, and the only bugs we get in the house are earwigs (when the dirt warms up in the late spring), some black ants in the kitchen, and maybe some spiders every now and then (again, usually when the dirt warms up). I just use a mix of water and vinegar around the doors, and it takes care of them.

I think I would hate living in an area that had tons of mosquitoes. There's some research going on to make genetically modified mosquitoes that can't differentiate the difference between humans and other mammals (mosquitoes target humans the most).
Man, that's just creepy and cruel. Basically people want to tell mosquitos to eat dogs and other pets instead.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Denver (altitude)
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