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Old 12-08-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: huh?
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OH MY!!!! it finally happened and they are quick little buggers. i caught it gently and put it outside where it belongs. if a lizard can get in then what are the chances of a snake getting in? i can handle lizards (though my husband obviously would rather not since he screamed for me to deal with it).
i hate to be a florida hater but i guess this is something that newcomers should be warned about.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: HOTHellHoleCalledFL
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LMAO...wait til the roaches get in...



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OH MY!!!! it finally happened and they are quick little buggers. i caught it gently and put it outside where it belongs. if a lizard can get in then what are the chances of a snake getting in? i can handle lizards (though my husband obviously would rather not since he screamed for me to deal with it).
i hate to be a florida hater but i guess this is something that newcomers should be warned about.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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roaches, bugs, lizards, frogs, gators...........
just tell me that SNAKES wont get in!!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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I've never had a snake in the house. Lizards, frogs, roaches, other creepy crawly things. But never a snake.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: fla
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I LIVE IN A CITY(BRADENTON)---SNAKES DO GET IN!---you learn to get handy with a broom and shovel---please get to learn what a pygmy rattler and coral snake look like they are the most pesky and poisonous ones!
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm having an ant infestation now as well!
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:26 PM
 
Location: fla
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welcome to fla----where pest control is big business----good luck---the smaller the ant the harder they are to get rid of-----also make sure they r not fireants--they come inside and their bite really hurts---maybe someone can recommend an HONEST pest control guy in your neighbor hood
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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welcome to fla----where pest control is big business----good luck---the smaller the ant the harder they are to get rid of-----also make sure they r not fireants--they come inside and their bite really hurts---maybe someone can recommend an HONEST pest control guy in your neighbor hood
My complex has a pest control person....it's helped a bit but not too much. They said it can take 3 weeks. Oh, and they are the smallest ants ever....great
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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Those are sugar ants. If you want something simple that works, mix equal parts of baking soda and sugar and put out in something similiar to a bottle cap. Non-toxic too. You don't need to mix a lot. This also works on roaches..

I lived in FL 30 years and never had a snake in my house and at one time I lived out in Odessa on a lake were there were snakes. I remember seeing snakes laying on top of the water sunning themselves.

Get a cat, they will take care of the lizards in the house and keep snakes at bay.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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I lived in Wesley Chapel , beautiful home with a large pond behind our home. We had everything there. We had the cranes, every other kind of birds, lizards, ants, snakes (large and small) and every bug that exists. We had several snakes in the house. Had a pygmy rattler under our puppy's cage and four or five in the garage. They curl up close to the door and get in when it's opened. We live in South Fork below Riverview and none of the above problems. Next to no mosquitoes or ants. Love it, you can sit outside year around without screening.
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