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Old 12-02-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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It's the Lovebugs that will drive you absolutely insane!

Be sure to wash their carcasses off of your paint job as soon as you possibly can!!!!

They can have/produce an acid effect
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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I gotta admit this bug thread is making me rethink my trip to melbourne. lol

I did a search for Palmetto bug (I never heard that term before), I found a youtube video about it, a few weeks ago, in which there was a couple of these bugs crawling on a sofa.
I think this was in Florida, the uploader didn't mention the exact city.


Gave me the creeps.

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:06 AM
 
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I gotta admit this bug thread is making me rethink my trip to melbourne. lol

I did a search for Palmetto bug (I never heard that term before), I found a youtube video about it, a few weeks ago, in which there was a couple of these bugs crawling on a sofa.
I think this was in Florida, the uploader didn't mention the exact city.


Gave me the creeps.
Things like that are from dirty homes! If ya leave your home dirty, unclean, food laying around, or dishes piling up in the sink, and no form of pest control (natural or non-organic), then they will come.

Also, this comes from homes with some form of openings for these bugs to get in there home.

I am a 4th generation Floridian, and there is a difference between Palmetto Bugs & American Cockroaches, though many people from up north or not true native Floridians, mistake the Palmetto Bugs with A. Cockroaches. A. Cockroaches are the most common seen, not Palmetto Bugs.

We will not even get into the German Roaches that northerners brought down here, and they are a real pain and a more nasty bug.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Mosquitoes and gnats and so forth will be site-specific. Find a higher, well-drained area if mosquitoes really bother you.
Fleas can be a real issue. Top-spot your pets and mow your lawn if you have flea problems.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases are very prevalent, but only a problem if you tromp around in thick woods. Likewise with chiggers.
German cockroaches are brought in from elsewhere. They're not an issue in most places.
Palmetto bugs, wood roaches (look sorta like germans, but they fly and don't scurry for cover when you turn the light on) giant spiders, lizards, etc., live outside. They only come in accidentally, or to seek warmth or water. Putting them outside when you find them and keeping your house clean will prevent them from confusing your house with outside. I have a very laissez-faire policy towards these critters, and have never seen them colonize or infest my dwelling.

My opinion:
Killing things that keep the fly, mosquito, gnat, mouse, and rat populations down is ignorant. Killing spiders is bad luck. Spraying pesticides simply because bugs freak you out, in a place where everything goes straight through the sand or limestone and ends up in either an estuary or the water table, is a dick move. Killing reptiles is, in most cases, a dick move.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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....and then there's fire ants. Awful and unstoppable.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Florida/Oberbayern
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....and then there's fire ants. Awful and unstoppable.
But if there weren't any fire ants, what would we do for mountains?
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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but if there weren't any fire ants, what would we do for mountains?:d
lol lol lol lol.........:d
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