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Old 06-06-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Ah, we have the subterranean ones here too. I know they tent down south, for the drywood termites. Actually I've had excellent success with the termite bait systems for the subterranean ones.

Monsoons?? In Arizona???
I've had good luck with the baits too, but most people just blast their homes with pesticides at regular intervals.

Yes, we have monsoons every summer. The humidity goes way up from zero (now). Awesome thunderstorms with very heavy rains. Scorpions then come inside the house to escape the rain. On the plus side, when they come in they eat all the noisy crickets, their favorite food.
None of those stink bugs like in the East here yet.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:19 AM
 
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'Buggy' is relative. We lived in Florida for six years and weren't bothered by bugs. We got sprayed quarterly and those little lizards did a good job of keeping insects under control. We had no overhanging trees and we kept our landscaping healthy. Now we live on Cape Cod where there's usually a good stiff breeze off the ocean and we're inundated with bugs. Retire wherever you want and call a good exterminator.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default Non-buggy retirement locations?

Elementary! Avoid areas with significant Amish populations.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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Elementary! Avoid areas with significant Amish populations.
Lancaster Pennsylvania alert and parts of Ohio Buggy with slow moving ones.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Murrieta, CA
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As summer brings all kinds of bugs, many biting or venomous, I'm wondering if there is anywhere with a moderate climate that isn't full of bugs. I think it's unlikely, but if you live somewhere like this, please share.
San Diego, perfect climate, and no bugs. I do see spiders in the fall, that is about it.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Reading all these responses to the OP's question, brings to mind the first thought I had when I read his post. I was wondering if he was limiting his search to this planet....
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Maybe 4 years ago we camped in Gettysburg. Stinkbugs everywhere! Had never seen them before. Some hitchhiked home on our camper and ever after, we occasionally see the odd one around the house or in the camper.They are indestructible!
Actually, there may be a glimmer of hope: In a recent issue of Garden Gate magazine there was a report that there MAY be a biological control in the offing (another bug that preys on the stinkbug larvae). I'm not at home now and so can't check it but will see if I can find it later.

I'm curious: What does it actually smell like? Everything I've read says it's "foul" but is it as bad as, say, skunk?
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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Actually, there may be a glimmer of hope: In a recent issue of Garden Gate magazine there was a report that there MAY be a biological control in the offing (another bug that preys on the stinkbug larvae). I'm not at home now and so can't check it but will see if I can find it later.

I'm curious: What does it actually smell like? Everything I've read says it's "foul" but is it as bad as, say, skunk?
Since I grab them with a massive handful of napkins , crush and toss, I've never smelled. Don't want to unfold and sniff. :-p
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Both Summer and warm climates tend to attract and be conducive to insects. Unless you are seeking a relatively cold climate, you may have to compromise.
I've been in "cold places" in the summer (like upstate New York) and been attacked by black flies. Cripes - they're nasty. Aggressive too. Robyn
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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There are few bugs in San Francisco, LA and Tucson.
At least in Los Angeles - the few that exist there found me (my legs got all bitten up by no-see-ums dining on a restaurant patio one night). Robyn
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