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Old 06-30-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: North of The Border
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Has human habitat in the desert of So NM brought mosquitos with it? Golf courses, fake lakes, fountains, etc. Have you noticed a change within the past 15 years or so, or is it yet to come? When I moved to Tucson in the early 90s mosquitos were unheard of - ten years later I suffered swarms of ankle biters every evening, leaving dozens of welts around my ankles and feet.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:35 AM
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Location: Cruces
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Has human habitat in the desert of So NM brought mosquitos with it? Golf courses, fake lakes, fountains, etc. Have you noticed a change within the past 15 years or so, or is it yet to come? When I moved to Tucson in the early 90s mosquitos were unheard of - ten years later I suffered swarms of ankle biters every evening, leaving dozens of welts around my ankles and feet.
They've been in Cruces as long as I have at least ('79). The further you get from the valley the less of them that you find. They generally don't appear till the monsoons, so half of the summer they're not around. There is no shortage of them though. Go near the river in the morning or evening from July 1 on, for the most part, and you need OFF.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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I haven't seen a mosquito since leaving Michigan for San Diego almost 25 years ago. Las Cruces was considered for a move but not now.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:18 PM
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Location: Cruces
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I should add that there is vector control and they spray for them. In most of the residential areas they're not so bad as that.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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We lived in Carlsbad. The only people I knew that had mosquitos were people in neighborhhods where the lawns were watered all the time. My guess is that there were containers of stagnant water setting around.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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My wife and I currently live in NH and are thinking of moving out west. Just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations on where to look based on what we are looking for, which is:
Lots of sunshine(300 days + /year)
Minimal biting insects
Not in the plains, we need to be somewhat in the woods
Good hunting and fishing opportunities (we are both avid bow , black powder and turkey hunters.)
Semi-rural area, where it might be possible to buy 20-50 acres affordably, close enough to a town with a medical center/hospital, my wife is a physical therapist. Iím a carpenter.

If anyone has any ideas, we are all ears.
Thank you

Richard
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:37 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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Hey Richard,

Look into the Silver City area. Lots of good hunting opps in the Gila wilderness area if you can get drawn out in NM hunting lottery system. If not you can sometimes find a tag at resonable cost trough landowners.

Use the search function for Silver City and read troungh some of the old threads.

Good luck.
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