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Old 08-27-2007, 05:25 AM
 
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Yep you do have more bugs living on a lake, especially palmettos and spiders. This year I treated my yard in lake wildwood for fleas. I didn't think I would have to treat the yard for fleas, I have to do it all the time at my home in Florida. I assumed that because the soil was different I wouldn't be doing that.. sure I have also had to spray for spiders and more spiders and did I mention spiders?

Rake any pile of of yard debris and you will have palmettos running up your rake. I was at the lake house two weeks ago, went into the bathroom and took the bath mat down from the shower rod. I had hung it up to dry on the last trip up. As I laid it on the tile a lovely spider crawled out..

I was also told that with the moisture that termite inspections every year, and preventitive treatment is a must. I can deal with all that if it means I can sit on my dock and watch the mist rise off the water in the morning..
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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I know someone who built their house about 50-60' from, and about 10' above their lake. Their basement only took 2 years to mildew, vs nearby houses that have no mildew after many years. Whenever the water level goes down, the lower weedy areas become mosquito habitat. Strangers stop by to party, without anyone's invitation. They just show up, fishing poles and beer in hand, like they'd never heard of private property. A few signs ought to fix that easily. Also, they've had to have animal control out to relocate some little tunneling bank-dwellers that supposedly make the banks unstable. None of this has caused them to think about moving.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Default Georgia lakefront life

Hello All,

I am looking to retire in a few years and want to buy a lakefront lot to eventually build on in the next year or so. I am new to this idea as well as the wonderful state of Georgia and have never lived near any water mass before. Can anyone offer some help as to some things I might expect to find or beware of regarding: Costs, affordable lakes, dangers, bugs, drinking water supply, crime or anything else you can think of? I am from the northeast and the lakes here are quite a bite different from Georgia. I am not sure if I will be boating or not. I would appreciate any information anyone can explain to me.

Sincerely,
Steven
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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My husband used to have a small lake behind his house. soemtimes he would come home from work and find strangers fishing off his deck or even "borrowing" his rowboat and fishing out in the middle of the lake. If they saw that he came home they would leave the boat on the other side of the lake and high-tail it out of there. Other than that he enjoyed it!
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