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Old 06-23-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Moved to new home. Our backyard has lots of trees,nice scenic backyard..comes with a price. We see lots of small spiders in the backyard ..also small lizards..

Any idea how to get rid of them.

Also in the evening we see mosquitos, flies etc...help us..
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Move to a condo.


Seriously, that's what you are going to get with a wooded lot. The spiders are good for catching other bugs and the lizards too. If you could get some bats and dragonflies around your house they would help with the mosquitoes as well. Let me guess...you wouldn't like the bats or dragonflies either....???

I spray to keep the critters out of the house and I do spray for the spiders up under the eaves but there's not much you can do with the woods. Besides, when you are sitting out on the porch it's fun to watch the lizards walk across the railing.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Eagle Point, OR :)
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what backyard have you ever been in that did not contain bugs, flies, etc?? Anyway, as NC said, you want the lizards because they eat the bugs, you don't want to "get rid" of them.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Welcome to nature.


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Moved to new home. Our backyard has lots of trees,nice scenic backyard..comes with a price. We see lots of small spiders in the backyard ..also small lizards..

Any idea how to get rid of them.

Also in the evening we see mosquitos, flies etc...help us..
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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I was told by a wildlife rehabilitation expert that it is illegal to kill any native animal in North Carolina unless it is during a state recognized hunting season.

Can anyone confirm or deny?

Seriously though, what did you expect with new construction in a wooded area? Animals have to live somewhere...
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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That is not true!

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I was told by a wildlife rehabilitation expert that it is illegal to kill any native animal in North Carolina unless it is during a state recognized hunting season.

Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The lizards are totally harmless, and cute imo, pus they will eat the bugs. Plz don't try to *get rid of them*
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Note: You Are Not Living in a Bubble!

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The lizards are totally harmless, and cute imo, pus they will eat the bugs. Plz don't try to *get rid of them*
+1 !

We love the chipmunks & lizards, they're everywhere.
Besides it REALLY keeps the kids busy trying to catch the lizards.



Would you like some Sphecius (Cicada Killer Wasps)?
They suck and we battle them every year.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Sounds like a generic clear cut cookie cutter treeless subdivision would have been your better route. Leave the nice lot for someone who wants nature.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Every once and a while a lizard gets into the house and my cat has great fun chasing it. I get it out of the house as quickly as I can but don't always catch it in time. At least the frogs have never made it in we have plenty of those in the backyard too.
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