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Old 08-31-2006, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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You know, I did kinda wonder about that when I was last up there...it was hot and humid (almost as bad as NC) yet...no bugs! Weird. I even remember tons of apts having open windows without screens in them...which is totally unthinkable in NC!
When I lived in Western NC, we had lots of gnats. However when I moved to Eastern NC, we had lots of everything, especially mosquitoes. The worst is the biting flies mentioned earlier. I had a friend who bought a place near a creek sometime in the winter. Got a great deal. Then when spring hit, he found out why. The biting flies would eat you alive just going to and from your car. A menace.

I rarely see any bugs here. Mostly you have to get out to Staten Island or farther out on Long Island to see many insects. I think I have had one mosquito bits since I moved here.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Canton, Georgia
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Someone here once told me that the mosquito should be named the North Carolina state bird. (Mike???) I've used that line in my novel, and it's a book for Christian teenagers... so does that count for something?

sacred-skeeters?

yikes.
Diana
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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The big spider was hanging just above the door in the garage that lead into the house. The bulbus body was as big as a large gumball, most discusting thing, ewww! It was up their for a week or so and my bro in law said it wasn't hurting anything so he left it.
Glad it didn't bother you, but the bulbous body might have been because it was pregnant?! You may not be seeing this mutha around anymore ... but that's because there are hundreds of tiny ones just waiting to grow up now that she has hatched them!



I am NOT a fan of spiders. Tell me how good they are and logically I understand. Yeah they kill a lot of flies ... but short of Jeff Goldblum, I can't think of anyone whose nightmares are inspired by flies. Spiders, on the other hand ... the stuff of horror movie legend.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:41 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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The only good spider is a DEAD one!
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:12 PM
 
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The only good spider is a DEAD one!
Funny...........
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Spiders are service-oriented. Never kill a spider! They catch and eat all those other bugs. Plus, I hear NC orb spiders are known to weave the 10 Commandments and such in their webs--especially at courthouses.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:55 PM
 
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Hope that's true. But I still hate'm
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:29 PM
 
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Glad it didn't bother you, but the bulbous body might have been because it was pregnant?! You may not be seeing this mutha around anymore ... but that's because there are hundreds of tiny ones just waiting to grow up now that she has hatched them!



I am NOT a fan of spiders. Tell me how good they are and logically I understand. Yeah they kill a lot of flies ... but short of Jeff Goldblum, I can't think of anyone whose nightmares are inspired by flies. Spiders, on the other hand ... the stuff of horror movie legend.
Well thank goodness it was my bro in laws garage! I guess I will have to include a bulbous spider under my crunchy bug category which means I ain't smashing it! Oh yeah, the other day my DH chased me around the house with a praying mantis exo skeleton! Eewww! It must be love!
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Hope that's true. But I still hate'm
When my sister lived in Southern Mississippi, they had a real spider problem. They moved into a church parsonage. They had just put brick on the facade of the house. However, the brick had been sitting on the front porch for several months. Apparently, spiders laid eggs in the porous bricks and they hatched after my sister moved in. They had brown recluse spiders literally coming out of the walls.
They had to abandon the house till the exterminators could get it under control. Even then, they would still run into one every now and then.
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