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Old 05-29-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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Default Pests in SA

I know this might sound silly, but why kind of pests are in the San Antonio area? Is there a big problem with rats, termites, etc? Are there also a lot of snakes? We're thinking about moving to the area, and I'm petrified of snakes! Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Snakes, Scorpions, Lizards...HALP!
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Lots of sssnnaaaakkkeesssss!! Run...run fast and farrrrrrr!!!!!


Just kidding!!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Fire ants are the most common pest around here. They can be controlled though if you keep your yard protected each year. Termites can usually be found in older wooden fences. Bait traps placed around the house are used to detect them before they try to enter your house.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:14 AM
 
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It all depends on where you live. Downtown area, Monte Vista, etc....will get you rats, skunks, roaches, and an occassional snake. Living further out in Helotes or other outlying areas will get you scorpions and snakes mostly.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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In the past 5 years I've had the following:

2 Black Widows (one i found in my garage, and the other under some rocks in the backyard)
5 Scorpions ( four were within the firstyear of moving into my house, at the time there were no other houses built around me yet. 1 was like 3 months ago, just came out of no where. And these were all in my house. Mind you they all looked like they were a day or two from dieing.)
Sugar ants that the pest control company could never get rid of. So i fired them! And got rid of the ants myself.

I also have a green belt behind me that looks like a jungle right now.
I also used to get cows in my lawn, i take that back. Bulls on my lawn! I was like, WTF!
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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In the past 5 years I've had the following:

2 Black Widows (one i found in my garage, and the other under some rocks in the backyard)
5 Scorpions ( four were within the firstyear of moving into my house, at the time there were no other houses built around me yet. 1 was like 3 months ago, just came out of no where. And these were all in my house. Mind you they all looked like they were a day or two from dieing.)
Sugar ants that the pest control company could never get rid of. So i fired them! And got rid of the ants myself.

I also have a green belt behind me that looks like a jungle right now.
I also used to get cows in my lawn, i take that back. Bulls on my lawn! I was like, WTF!
We have troubles with fire ants, carpenter ants, and those stinking little sugar ants! The first two we've managed to get rid of, but not the sugar ants! What did you use?

Mosquitos are a problem, too. Supposedly, there's some company that will spray stuff in your yard that will keep them away, but I don't know how long it lasts.

We had some problems with rats until a family of possums moved under our storage shed. Come to think of it, I haven't seen any snakes, either. When we had our roof replaced, the roofing company sealed up the entry ways for us, so between that and the possums, the rat problem was solved. The best thing for a rodent problem is to have an exclusion done on your house so all the minute entry paths are sealed off. My mom had it done for about $300 and it got rid of the squirrels and rats that had invaded her attic.

I had a friend that had scorpions in her newly built house. Also they had an invasion of lady bugs and praying mantis! I guess that's what happens when they build houses on newly cleared land. The mantis reallly freaked her out, too, because she didn't know what they were and there were all these little green creatures all over the place one day!
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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The only critters we've experienced were scorpions when we lived in the NW side. Since moving more NC, nothing really.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:41 PM
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Roaches, ants and the occasional possum in the back yard.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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Scorpions when we first moved in since there was a lot of construction still going on. We have a green belt behind us and we've had an opposum and racoon in our backyard...dog also killed a rattlesnake (the only thing that saved the dog was the fact this snake had just eaten--you could see the bulge).

I haven't seen too much of anything else except those skinny about 1-inch long bugs that have pinchers on them...but the cat takes care of those for us. ;-)

Tiffany
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