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Old 12-07-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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I've heard bad things about Atlanta and Orlando before. Must be something about the South's geography or humidity. Where I've lived on the west coast, Portland and L.A., mosquitos have never been an issue before. But I recall them being pretty bad in Louisville when I used to visit my grandparents there every summer.

So in your experience, which cities tend to have the most mosquitos in the summer and which cities have the longest mosquito seasons?

Atlanta? Orlando? New Orleans? Elsewhere?
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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A lot of people complain that we have a lot here, but I have not been bothered by them in ten years. I got eaten alive when I lived in SA. Got bitten a lot in Florida too
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I've heard bad things about Atlanta and Orlando before. Must be something about the South's geography or humidity. Where I've lived on the west coast, Portland and L.A., mosquitos have never been an issue before. But I recall them being pretty bad in Louisville when I used to visit my grandparents there every summer.

So in your experience, which cities tend to have the most mosquitos in the summer and which cities have the longest mosquito seasons?

Atlanta? Orlando? New Orleans? Elsewhere?
Orange County (Orlando) used to be called Mosquito County by natives.

In 1821, there were two counties that formed Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. In 1824, the area to the south of St. Johns County became Mosquito County, and Enterprise was named the County Seat. This massive county took up much of Central Florida. Mosquito County was renamed Orange County in 1845 when Florida became a state. Several counties, such as Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia County, were carved out of Orange County.

Actually the worst I have ever seen is up in the woods in Wisconsin. I hear Minnesota is also bad.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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Victoria, TX seems to have a huge mosquito plague like every year. (or something like that) Those suckers literally dig even over your clothes! No joke! They were huuuuuge when I got stung by them.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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I wonder if Miami has them bad as well or maybe its just more on an inland thing. San Antonio is interesting, I've always pictured it as being to deserty to have mosquitos. Then again, that's what I thought about Amman and I still find myself fighting them every day, even in December.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I wonder if Miami has them bad as well or maybe its just more on an inland thing. San Antonio is interesting, I've always pictured it as being to deserty to have mosquitos. Then again, that's what I thought about Amman and I still find myself fighting them every day, even in December.
lol, San Antonio is not dessert like at all. I would describe it as a shrubby, green hilly place. there are many creeks running through the area
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Houston has some really big ones, and it seems to me that its always mosquito season there. We killed them in our home every month of the year. Summers, they can be brutal. SIL won't even let her kids step outside until she has them completely sprayed down with OFF. For us, I'd rather take my chances on mosquito bites, than spray my family down with chemicals.

But the worst I've ever seen were in Anchorage, Alaska. They were huge and in some of the biggest swarms I have ever seen.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Columbus OH
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Minnesota definitely gets lots of Mosquitos during June and July, because of all our lakes. Minneapolis has them, but no where near as bad as the wooded areas of the state. The Twin Cities has extensive spraying to limit mosquitos, particularly in the central cities and inner ring suburbs.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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lol, San Antonio is not dessert like at all. I would describe it as a shrubby, green hilly place. there are many creeks running through the area
You mean its not covered in chocolate syrup, ice cream, and truffles?
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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was not too happy about the mosquitos on Long Island and Adirondacks (and the Shad flies of the Hudson River Valley were awful).

Saint Louis was pretty bad too, and there were all sorts of other nasty biting bugs in the area.

One (of many) nice thing about living is Southern California is that there are hardly any mosquitos here.
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