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Old 07-03-2007, 10:06 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???

So - next question....WHAT ABOUT BUGS?? What types, sizes, problems, etc. (and ticks? here in W. Mass we worry about Lime disease...what about there in GA?) We are looking for a house in Gwinett co. or southern/eastern Forsyth Co.

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

Thank you, in advance, for all of your replies!!
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:50 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I replied to your snake thread. Why don't you use the search button where you can read dozens of replies about bugs here in Georgia, SC, NC, and FL? This is an extremely common topic that will provide a wide range of responses.

Short answer: plenty of bugs.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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As long as you keep Frontline on your pets, you won't have a flea or tick problem. Also, just be neat and clean and not leave garbage around and you won't have a problem. I have lived here over 20 years and have never had any type of bug problem. My neighbor is from Mass and they love it. I have a home for sale if you are interested.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Grayson
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OK.... BUGS....COMING FROM NY THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN BUGS.

Roaches are like ants are in Long Island. They are a common bug and no big deal.. ugh..... fire ants are a common problem in the backyards, and i did have a scorpion my first week. We have an exterminator come quarterly, as long as you maintain your home and prop.... you will see less.... Alot more spiders and outdoor bugs.

Now don't see as many as we did when we first came down. You just got to adjust.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:44 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I can't wait until you see a Palmetto bug in your house for the first time.

http://www.blufftontoday.com/images/palmettobug.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:37 AM
 
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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!
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Grayson
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I can't wait until you see a Palmetto bug in your house for the first time.

http://www.blufftontoday.com/images/palmettobug.jpg (broken link)
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..
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Good ol Georgia
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Honestly, they aren't a huge deal. I don't understand all the fuss over the snakes and bugs.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Pembroke, GA
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Talking Screaming bugs

[quote=There is this one BIG red velvet bug that screams if you step on it - science fiction stuff down here![/QUOTE]

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"
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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OK.... BUGS....COMING FROM NY THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN BUGS.

Roaches are like ants are in Long Island. They are a common bug and no big deal.. ugh..... fire ants are a common problem in the backyards, and i did have a scorpion my first week. We have an exterminator come quarterly, as long as you maintain your home and prop.... you will see less.... Alot more spiders and outdoor bugs.

Now don't see as many as we did when we first came down. You just got to adjust.
I noticed you are from Grayson. I have checked them (and Buford) out pretty well, what can you tell me(if you dont mind) about your town? do you know anythign about the schools etc(I have a middleschooler). We are looking to come up in the next few wks (hopefully) to scope out the area in person and then nail down our top two choices..Grayson is on the list...I notice you are from NY. What part? I lived in upstate(Rochester) and I am a "yankee" 2 but from Boston(sorry) ...Thanks ahead if you have any suggestions etc..Id love to here what you can enlighten me on or steer me away from etc...Lisa
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