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Old 06-08-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Maui, Hawaii
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I presume at least the feral cats control the rat and mouse populations?

Well....not exactly Major mouse infestation posing health risk to Maui residents - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
this is a weird place critter-wise but nice place to retire.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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San Diego, perfect climate, and no bugs. I do see spiders in the fall, that is about it.

I lived in North Park in the late 70's and thru the 80's. 2 different apts in those years, and nothing but cockroaches throughout the complexes. Other than that I don't remember bugs being a problem, at least the flying type in San Diego.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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Try living at the beach in the south
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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SW Florida is plagued with the critters. Ruins the paint on your cars too, they leave their icky sticky stuff on your car. And they like "hang" in the air, they don't fly fast because they are having wild sex during flight. The male once satiated, dies right off and his prodigy live on to love again. Anything that you find in a swampy area, you will find in FL. Can you imagine what the groundwater is saturated with there .... yuck just think about it. I would never cook with water out of the tap in FL, we had a whole house water purification system as well as filters in the fridge constantly. And don't get me started on the freaking ants!
Aren't you thinking of love bugs, which are different than stink bugs?
The most irritating bug , to me, in Florida, is the no-see-um. It's unbelievable that something so small can produce such a long lasting, painful bite.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Aren't you thinking of love bugs, which are different than stink bugs?
The most irritating bug , to me, in Florida, is the no-see-um. It's unbelievable that something so small can produce such a long lasting, painful bite.
Yes of course. If you read back in the thread you will see where I specifically mentioned love bugs and posted a link of photos of the "buggers".

I also had all of my window screens and the lanai re-screened with the 20 x 20 mesh screening and solved the no see-um problem that way. You might want to look into that very fine screening.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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My first experience with no-see-ums was at a campground in Salvo on Cape Hatteras when I was a kid. We had a camper and we were being eaten alive on a still night with no wind. They came right through the screens and there were a lot of them. We closed the windows but it was too hot and so it was a night of being stifling hot or being bitten, not great choices. My family still talks about that night!

In FL one evening I felt a few tiny intense ouches while watching TV and realized what it was, after all these years. I've had it happen a couple more times, but it's never many and closing the slider door takes care of it. It's usually breezy there and it tends to happen on those still nights.

In NY I deal with stink bugs, they showed up a few years ago. They are a nuisance but don't bite, their size and the noise they make flying in the house are startling at first. They aren't bad in the summer, it's when they start trying to come in the house as the weather cools that they become annoying. They are big across but with a small profile but can flatten and get in through tiny spaces. They do eat plants in the garden. As long as they aren't eating me, I can deal with them.

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Jean, can the stinkbugs get through standard window screening mesh? Just curious, in the interest of prevention. :-)
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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No, not through the screen mesh itself, but around the frames through any tiny gap between window/screens/doors. Window air conditioning units are another way in also from what I've heard. Everyone complains about them being in their house, whether it's old or newer construction. They don't seem to want in until fall and then I see them on the sunny side of the house staying warm and trying to migrate in.

There are stink bug traps for them, but I view those like the Japanese beetle trap: the traps can attract even more bugs into the yard.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Try living at the beach in the south
Huh?????????????????

More info please!!!
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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North Carolina is insect and bug free while driving through with the windows up and no stops. Otherwise it might be considered a bug nesting ground
Same for South Carolina!
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