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Old 05-12-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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Lots of roaches and mosquitoes here. I have no idea what a midge is, so I guess we don't have those. There are ticks, but unless you go wallowing in Queen Anne's Lace, you're not going to get them on you. My family farms and when I help out occassionally I'll find a tick, but I've only had 3 in my entire life, so...
OK, I'm not in the Tri Cities, but I've never had problems with roaches anywhere I've lived in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville, Cookeville, and Knoxville. I've lived in 13 different homes/apartments/condos in Tennessee, and the only bugs I've ever had inside were Asian ladybugs (Knoxville), camel crickets (Knoxville), and the occasional spider (everywhere else). But I honestly can't remember seeing roaches inside the house.

Oh wait, I take that back. When my family first moved to Tennessee when I was a kid we did have roaches. When my parents called the exterminator, he was baffled. He said the roaches must've come up with us from Florida in our furniture and boxes. I think we burned all the furniture after that.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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Oh, and to the OP. I cannot imagine anyone saying that anywhere in East Tennessee is ugly!!! There might be a few run-down neighborhoods here and there, but the countryside is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think the Tri Cities, in particular, is nice because the mountains are everywhere. Same with Chattanooga.

Then again, maybe the person who said that just likes flat, barren, desert wastelands, in which case even West Tennessee wouldn't be to his liking.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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I do think that some of the rural areas might be less fortunate than others but that is the case everywhere. Out in the rural areas you will find more country folks but I have really found the area to be great and would definitely recomend it to anyone.
Dunno, I think that's debatable. IMO those of us from those rural areas, and those rural areas, by extension, are so much more fortunate!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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OK, I'm not in the Tri Cities, but I've never had problems with roaches anywhere I've lived in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville, Cookeville, and Knoxville.
Hmm, no, they're not a huge problem. Not taking over or anything. But they are here. In an average summer I'll kill 10-30 roaches. Maybe my houses are filthy and I don't know it!?!?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:08 PM
 
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Hmm, no, they're not a huge problem. Not taking over or anything. But they are here. In an average summer I'll kill 10-30 roaches. Maybe my houses are filthy and I don't know it!?!?
Egads, 10-30 roaches in an average summer? I would run screaming like a little girl if I saw just ONE roach. I sure hope your experience isn't typical of the Tri Cities...
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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JMT, you're too funny!!! It's just a little roach! Mash it!

Now, the ANT invasions are another matter... ughhhhhhhhh.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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JMT, you're too funny!!! It's just a little roach! Mash it!

Now, the ANT invasions are another matter... ughhhhhhhhh.
Yeah, the problems (although not a huge dilemma) I had were in the springtime with ants and spiders (the light wispy tiny ones)...but once the exterminator came it was no problem. I've not experienced any roaches. It's the bugs that gather around your porch light at night that scare me!!

The Tri-Cities is a very beautiful area....very.

And when you come you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not have lunch/dinner at Ridgewood BBQ. I recommend the BBQ sandwich with the cracker and blue cheese appetizer. The food is amazing!!!
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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It's the bugs that gather around your porch light at night that scare me!
Yeah, some of those are humongous, lol... I try to keep all the outside lights off completely just for that!
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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Smile Roaches, mosquitoes and Ticks; Oh My!

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Lots of roaches and mosquitoes here. I have no idea what a midge is, so I guess we don't have those. There are ticks, but unless you go wallowing in Queen Anne's Lace, you're not going to get them on you. My family farms and when I help out occassionally I'll find a tick, but I've only had 3 in my entire life, so...
I'll have to head back to the Swamps...
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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The only bug problem we,ve had is red wasps wanting to nest under our deck. It's always fun to see my wife (the wasp slayer) out back with a can of wasp spray.
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