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Old 04-10-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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What are cities/states with the least amount of bugs; especially mosquito's.

This may seem like a petty question -- but going from Los Angeles, to the DFW area, the difference in blood sucking bugs is night and day. There are some places you simply cannot go to at night here because of the mosquito problems. I've came home before with dozens of bites after being attacked. And there are tons of bugs flying around by lights at night around here; balconies can be unusable as well at times.

When I move, this definitely will affect my decision making.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Welcome to the south, anywhere with high humdity=moisture you are going to have a bug problem.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Anchorage
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Anchorage, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle. Cities with cool summers do better in this category.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Cooler weather & less rainfall help keep bug populations down. In general, states like California have less mosquitoes & other bugs due to no rainfall during summer & dry countryside. But if a person drives into places that are heavily irrigated for agriculture [like the Central Valley] the bugs are everywhere & splattered all over cars windows.

In LA mosquitoes are more common doing late winter\ spring when there is still some rainfall & places for mosquitoes to breed. But by summer mosquitoes are less a problem but moths & other flying bugs are pretty common just not in the numbers common to more humid regions of the nation.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:51 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I've heard Seattle as a place with relatively few bugs. I would think a relatively dry and cool place (like Colorado Springs or Bend, Oregon) would have few bugs, but I don't know if that's true.

I've heard parts of Alaska actually gets pretty big mosquitoes. Anchorage might not as I think it's more inland, but I'm not real certain.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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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.)
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I should have said Fairbanks instead. The name "Anchorage" kind of implies coastal so I should have known better.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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I've lived in Colorado Springs for 5 years and can't remember ever being bitten by a mosquito. The Denver area is probably pretty similar, being 1 hour North and 1000 feet lower in elevation.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois via Northern Ohio
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While vacationing in San Francisco in June/July last summer, I had no encounters with any insects (seriously). The windows at the house I was at didn't have any screens, either.
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