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Old 03-06-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Definitely not Maine. I did construction in Maine. There are a lot of places that have severe wolf spider infestations. Some were more or less tarantulas.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Chalk it up for yet another reason why Seattle/Portland and the PNW are the best! It never gets tiring.
Not sure if you were being sarcastic here. But in truth the PNW has very few pest problems. The worst would be slugs, but they move V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y!
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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termites are a huge problem in the PNW accounting for many millions of dollars in prevention and remediation. Plus, they are ugly and once when I was little and visiting our relatives in Seattle I saw a bunch of them eating my grandpa's wooden leg, causing me to cry and flee his house in terror

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Old 03-07-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Kind of amazed by the wildly different opinions on California (maybe different parts of the state?). I'm currently in coastal SoCal and the main pests here are termites and (if you have pets) fleas. Coyotes are also an issue; I have only ever seen one or two over the years, but some neighborhoods have many more. I see black widows every now and then, and a pretty good number of spiders in general, but nothing crazy. The little black ants can be a nuisance sometimes. Watch out for rattlesnakes if you hike. But, despite the various dangerous creatures you could encounter here, I find that the actual rate of encountering them is overall pretty low, and there isn't a high volume of bugs in general. I doubt Southern California has the fewest pests, but I'd say there are fewer here than average.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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North Georgia does well in the mosquito department, but there are times when the flies are a problem. We also have ticks, termites, scorpions, carpenter bees, and a good assortment of snakes, both poisonous and not.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA >Austin, TX
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The PacNW is not very buggy compared to much of the US.

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Not sure if you were being sarcastic here. But in truth the PNW has very few pest problems. The worst would be slugs, but they move V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y!
Yes! I used to find slugs on my front door when I lived in Seattle. lol But, they don't move fast and aren't scary so no biggie.

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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It is funny how when you grow up with certain pests they become benign. I have no problem with slugs, but roaches or mosquitos or Palmettos tend to scare me just a bit.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA >Austin, TX
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It is funny how when you grow up with certain pests they become benign. I have no problem with slugs, but roaches or mosquitos or Palmettos tend to scare me just a bit.
Yep, me too. I'm in TX now and yeah, the bugs are bigger here too!
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:18 AM
 
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There ARE flies in Phoenix, and not only do they have TONS of bees, but they have a very large population of Africanized bees (aka "killer bees").
Also,scorpions. And those get into houses. And shoes.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:26 AM
 
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The things I worry about in SoCal,are roaches&centipedes&milipedes. I don't know if that's just people trying to make me want to not live there or just being overdramatic,or if it's for real,or whatever,but I'm looking into moving to southern California&have had numerous people warn me about those repulsive bugs&seeing lots of them in homes/infestations of them in general. And also walking stick bugs,which I don't mind too much.
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