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Old 04-08-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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And do they choose specific areas? Bugs in general for that matter, are they bothersome or is co-habitating with them not so bad?
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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I wish I knew more about that but we are contemplating a move to Florida and I don't care for bugs at all, we get plenty of mosquitos and spiders but they don't overwhelm us here in NY I am not sure if we will feel invaded if we do eventually decide on Florida.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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The ones around my house have snouts that look like syringes and what appears to be plasma bags strapped to their legs. These aren't your grandaddy's mosquitos.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Oh my goodness... I hate mosquitos... I've been in Florida my whole life and they are just awful... especially bad around standing water.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:54 PM
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The ones around my house have snouts that look like syringes and what appears to be plasma bags strapped to their legs. These aren't your grandaddy's mosquitos.
LOL - that's what it feels like after you've been attacked!
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: FL 33774
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They can be a pain, I'm very allergic to them and develop pretty large welts off bites. I try to always have some repellant on me in the evening, or light citronella candles if outdoors, sometimes they get you daytime in the shady areas too. It doesn't stop me from wanting to live here though. The noseeums are worse in my opinion they tend to be more near the mangrove areas and brackish water inlets.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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I have heard people who live close to ponds are having more of an issue with it tahn others. If you take vitamin B it can help against being bitten to much.
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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If you live around water, whether it's a pond conservation (swamp land) or a stream, your going to have mosquitos. Your also going to have snakes, alligators and spiders. Lots of all of them!!!
Ilive just south of Riverview and these aren't a problem here. And that means mosquitos..
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't live near water, but I wake up in the AM, with about 5-7 mosquito bites every day...and I don't keep my windows open, nor am I outside at night or anything! Basically, if you don't like bugs of all kinds, Floridas not for you!
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: tampa, florida
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i wish those stupid love bugs did there jobs instead of being another problem. the moths, mosquito's, and the spiders, i've noticed looked like they are from Jurassic park. and i 've yet to be here for a summer yet.

i went in to work one day, and looked at the clipboard, there was a spider sitting on it the width of the clipboard. i guess 8" long. idk what it was, but i wasn't messing with him. but im sure these insects were here before we were, my roommate calls me the terminator, because i look for them and squish em all
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