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Old 05-22-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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We are considering a move to HSV, but I am concerned about No-see-ums. We lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida and I had to leave after only 5 months because the no-see-ums were eating me alive. I tried the recommended B vitamins, garlic, Avon Skin-So-Soft, etc., with no relief. Even bug repellent containing deet didn't help. Please tell me if this is a problem in Huntsville; in the city and in the country?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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We are moving to Madison from Savannah this summer. We have the worst sand gnats(no-see ums)around. We can't even go outside! My husband has been living in Madison for a month now and he has been so relieved to know first hand that there are no sand gnats! We are actually looking forward to having patio furniture and actually using it for the first time in 2 years.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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I don't live in Madison county but on Brindlee mountain, we don't have no-see-ums. Flies and mosquitoes are the biggest pest, actually flies more than mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are around tho in the evening.

I sit outside sometimes in the evening and watch the fire flies. It is so neat to watch them. When we first moved up here from FL, my grandsons had never seen a fire fly.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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Thanks boilrmkr for explaining what no-see-ums are. I have never heard of that term before. I live in Madison County and I can second that the flies are bad and mosquitoes are only around in the evening.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:26 AM
 
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No-see-ums are what they are called in FL because they are so small you can't really see them even when they bite you.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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We are considering a move to HSV, but I am concerned about No-see-ums. We lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida and I had to leave after only 5 months because the no-see-ums were eating me alive. I tried the recommended B vitamins, garlic, Avon Skin-So-Soft, etc., with no relief. Even bug repellent containing deet didn't help. Please tell me if this is a problem in Huntsville; in the city and in the country?
I haven't heard about the no see ums-- but I was told that fire ants are a problem. That's a big problem for me as I am super allergic and have landed in ER with Anaphylactic, Hitch like swelling after bitten. We plan to treat on a regular basis against the nasty critters.

I prefer veranda with porch/screened in and wear shoes on the grass!

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Old 05-24-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Never had an issue with gnats or no-see-ums in Madison City. Do have occassional mosquito at night - but do have a screened in porch for sitting out in the evenings. Bugs are a lot less than what we had in Northern Virginia growing up. Had to wear gnat hats there just to mow the lawn. Never here.
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