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Old 11-11-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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Poor slugs.
Not on purpose, it is #(&(*& gross to step on them.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:00 AM
 
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Charleston, SC
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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The top of Pikes Peak in Colorado doesn't have much in the way of bugs. Unless tourists bug you. Then there are lots of bugs there.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Anchorage, like much of Alaska has mosquitoes, but the season is relatively short, and beyond those critters, there are few others. (Good question on the location of Anchorage, but it is a Gulf of Alaska coastal city located on Cook Inlet.)

ANchorage doesn't have many mosquitoes. Further you go inland, and face flat terrain where water sits on top of permafrost you'll have lots of mosquitoes.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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I want to know if there are any cities in Arizona that may not have so many bugs, scorpions, etc.. Or do they all pretty much have them?
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I want to know if there are any cities in Arizona that may not have so many bugs, scorpions, etc.. Or do they all pretty much have them?
Generally the drier the city, the less insect life you will see. There are no places that are entirely devoid of insect life but Arizona has very little insect activity in comparison to the Deep South or even my area which is pretty mild much of the year. I have a friend who moved from Detroit to Phoenix and is freaked out by scorpions; she had the house sealed off and has it sprayed monthly. It has pretty much eliminated her scorpion issue.

I spent some time in Phoenix for company business and did not see a lot of insects. It was summer and outside of the incredible heat/sun, that was one of the other thing that struck me as odd was the lack of bugs all over the place. I didn't see a scorpion while I was there but did see a pretty tarantula while I was sitting outside in the evening. I wanted to take him/her home with me as a pet though I didn't because I wouldn't feel right removing the creature from the wild.

Everyone had told me to watch out for all of the rattlesnakes in Phoenix before I went there but I didn't see any. They apparently live out in the undeveloped desert areas and are not crawling all over the city. I saw a lot more rattlers in Kentucky than anywhere else I lived.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:04 AM
 
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What is the situation like in Salt Lake City? (concerning especially mosquitos)
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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In Northern cities you can easily go 6 months of the year without seeing a single bug outdoors, except maybe the rare spider or millipede in the basement. This summer the only mosquitoes I encountered here were in a suburban backyard - I did not experience a single sighting or biting in the city.

I do remember camping in the woods near here one summer several years ago and was clobbered with mosquitos, so I know they are around.

I spent time in Portland OR in June, and the only bug I saw was a giant slug. Strangely (to me anyway) I saw almost no birds either.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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New Orleans.

































Just kidding.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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The further up north you got the less frequent. Chicago, Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Boston, NYC, Philly, hell even Baltimore or DC you'd be lucky to see bugs outside for a good 3-4 months once winter is in full swing.

That or someplace extremely dry. Vegas, LA, Phoenix, El Paso, Salt Lake City etc..
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