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Old 07-08-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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already have!!! they are all gone now, thank god, but i felt like I was being terrorized everytime I saw one. My exterminator AL is also #1 on my speed dial. lol.... I was also told there is this one spider that is the size of my hand that comes out once a year..... ohhh something to look forward too...lol..
lol....dont u love the name they give "cocroaches" in the southern states...The first time I saw a palmetto bug*(in my laundry room) I just about passed out..>I live in FL now but am originally from Boston and NEVER had one in my life...uggg...I dont care what they call em..they are NASTY lol...and spiders, well I can deal with the daddy long legged kind but let me see one that is actually BIG and I WILL PASS OUT...But I am still come to GA.....RED ANTS I hate em but they LOVE me ...lol...I still love the south compared to the north(climate and lifestyle in general) although I must say I am looking forward to the change in seasons...especially fall...But that brings there own little critters out too ...oh well another thing to look forward to..and POST about lol...Take Care..>Lisa
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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We relocated to Ga from Connecticut last July. It has taken me a year to adjust to the bugs. "Ryan" is my bug man. I love him, he's been my knight in shinning armor. You HAVE to hire an exterminator. There is this one BIG red velvet bug that screams if you step on it - science fiction stuff down here!
LOL...When I move there I will have the realtor set me up with an exterminator pronto...Lol....Seriously though too...How fun
Take Care
Lisa
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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If it's the one that comes to mind, I think you're talking about what we southerners call "Cow Killers" - also known as "Velvet Ants"
Sounds lovely(Not) Thanks for the headup..Will be on the look out and might even look (ewww) for a pic so I can alert my husband (who will be doing ALL yard work in GA)LOL and my daughter who will be playing....and Mom I will be safely inside lol....Thanks again
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:11 AM
 
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Red face Cow Killer

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If it's the one that comes to mind, I think you're talking about what we southerners call "Cow Killers" - also known as "Velvet Ants"
YES YES - that is the one for sure - it frightened me to death!
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Grayson
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Honestly, they aren't a huge deal. I don't understand all the fuss over the snakes and bugs.
When it's not something you are accustomed to it takes some adjusting....

Im sure this time next year I'll be saying the same thing.. what's the big deal. lol
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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my brother says it is a bug on steroids LOL...TG I am going to be one step ahead by getting an exterminator as soon as I move to GA...
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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I agree with the palmetto bugs....eeewwwhhh!!!! I am from Grayson and own property with a pond and a few streams and we pretty much see it all (from Beavers to snakes down to all kinds of bugs). If you refrain from using mulch around your house and keep leaves and such away your chances seeing bugs inside and around your house are minimized greatly. Good luck in your househunting ventures, I hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Medically significant bugs n things in Georgia:

Latrodectus mactans (Southern black widow)
Centruroides hentzi or possibly vittatus (scorpion)
Snakes: timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) and variants, copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix), cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorous), maybe the eastern diamonback (Crotalus adamanteus).

I have left the Latin names, you can Google those for LOTS more info. Its wise that you do so, recognize friend from foe.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Okay - I rec'd some great (but not too comforting) replies about snakes in GA. Will I be confined to the indoors???

What wonderful things do I have to look forward to in the BUG category??

Thank you, in advance, for all of your replies!!
In 50 years, I've seen maybe 3 snakes, and I've lived in the woods most of that time. None of them seemed eager to chase me or anything. You're much more likely to be in an accident on your way to Walmart.

Bugs, the kind that bite and make you itch, can be a problem. During the warm months, when doing yard work, I use a lot of insect repellent, then change and shower afterward. That eliminates 90% of the misery.

Oh, and don't stand in anthills. You will be very sorry.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Grayson
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Default fire ants!!

Today my 3 year old decided to take a tumble down the front lawn and he landed smack on a fire ant nest, he was covered in seconds!!! Thank god my husband acted quick and ripped off my son's shirt, which was completly covered with ants, and I threw him right in the tub.....

Luckily he only received about 20-25 bites, mostly on both arms and some of his back....WOW that was within seconds....

Scary......
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