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Old 06-14-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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LOL! Yeah! I think this post should be at the top in NEON!!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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I just view these threads with great curiousity.

Human beings are about 10,000 the size...you can squash it or capture it quickly.

But I guess this goes into the 'phobia' type of fears...many people have a fear about something or another, but I never personally understood the bug one
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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Bugs, ha! Yes, we have bugs. This year is way worse then others, due to all the rain we had. We are actually booked a week out. I think I have like 3 openings for this week, and they will all be gone by tomorrow!
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Ick. I don't like hearing that although it sounds like it is good for you!!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Yes, but I feel bad that I can not fit people in quickly
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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I just moved to vegas about 3 weeks ago from Alaska and I haven't many more bugs than you'd see there. I've seen about 3 spiders that were very tiny, not black windows or anything. Saw a few cockroaches and crickets outside one night creeping out of the bushes near the pool. Closest thing I've seen to my apartment is a cockroach looking bug landed near my door (not sure if the species of roaches here fly, but this thing was red and flew away when I kicked it). Luckily I live on the 3rd floor of a pretty decent apartment so I'm hoping this lack of bugs stays this way. Considering the largest spider I've seen here was 1/4 the size of a spider I saw in Alaska I'd say Vegas looks pretty promising in that aspect. I gotta say I couldn't be happier with these findings
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I am wondering if due to the low/no humidity, if there are less bugs in Las Vegas than on the humid, more muggy east coast?

I say this because when I visited Las Vegas last October, I don't really recall seeing any at all. Also didn't see any when I visited my daughter in San Diego. No flies, mosquitoes or anything! Just curious.

Also, I seemed to have to use the restroom, if you will pardon me, more often. Thought maybe this may be due to drinking more in response to the climate and thus, "going" more. I apologize, but don't really know any other way to put it!

J
Oh come on people. There is so much misinformation here sometimes.

To answer your questions iwantabeach, Yes, you are entirely correct that having low humidity means less bugs here. Yes we have roaches, and yes you'll sometimes encounter a mosquito, but Florida and Texas are infested with roaches. Nevada just has some. And mosquitoes will carry you off in any damp climate like Florida, or even Minnesota, but Nevada only sees a few now and then. The most dangerous bug is the black widow spider. There are two native species of scorpions (out of, I believe, 1500 world wide), and they are not dangerous to man. Landscapers in the last 15 years imported another species, from bringing in trees cultivated in Arizona, that is about as dangerous as the black widow. There are no fleas in the desert, but there are some ticks. If there are fire ants I've never seen or heard of them. There are regular ants, but they aren't much of a problem. There has never been a Mormon cricket this far south in history that I have ever seen in my 46 years here, but even though they won't hurt you, they are icky up north in Elko County nearly 500 miles away as if anyone from southern Nevada can even find Elko on the map. Probably the worst situation is with Africanized Bees. Stay away from hives and swarms. Again...imports. But then the honey bee inself is an import to the U.S., it is not native to this country.

Almost everyone in Las Vegas has an exterminator service to keep from being inconvenienced by any bugs whatsoever, so unless you're messy you won't have very many. Like I said ...people like it here for all the conveniences we have that others don't.

Bottom line: Wherever you live now, I guarantee you have a zillion more bugs than we have.

And yes, if you drink more water here you'll P more, naturally. Just cut back on the water. You don't have to get carried away with it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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Thanks guys! I just HATE bugs! I am two steps shy of falling into the "phobia" category! Can't help it, I just hate them! I am considering moving to retire to a couple of places, LV, Charleston and Cape Carteret area (my grandchildren are near there, but father in the Marines, so who knows for how long). Anyway, at least I know there are fewer bugs in Vegas, which I suspected anyway.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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Just read Buzz123's post. Yes, you will p more if you drink more water, but, someone there told me it had to do with being at a lower (or higher, can't remember) elevation. Is that true??
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:44 PM
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We just moved within the same zip (89134).

Our previous house had scorpions.

This new house (in gated community with mature landscaping or grass) has NO scorpions that I have seen, but has spiders.

Bulwark just came by last month, but them damned spiders are still there.

When we were at Mountain's Edge...there was everything! scorpions, ants, spiders, red necks, EVERYTHING!
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