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Old 05-15-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I haven't had any issues with bugs since I've moved here...I think they're taken care of by all the snakes
and the lizards.

It is possible that people who complain of bug issues live away from the coast and maybe, just maybe, it has to do with the lack of breeze more inland.....at least as far as flying bugs. We have been here for over half the year so far and no problems at all with any kinds of bugs....whether they be flying or crawling. Or then again, maybe people who have problems with bugs just aren't very clean people.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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hahahah the luv bugs lol... love it.. just imagine rain, heat and lost of places to breed,,, Florida-
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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A couple spiders inside my pool enclosure is really all the bugs we have had to deal with. Nothing so far inside the house. No bug spray here - too toxic.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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We didn't have any bugs in our apartment in Gulfport, and pest control was considered an "amenity" lol. But hey, it worked. Now that we have a house on an incredibly wooded/landscaped lot, we see a lot more bugs. Lots of jeweled spiders, palmettos, ants, brown spiders. However, pest control (and two cats) keeps the pests in the house down to a minimum. We occasionally see a palmetto, but I honestly don't see any other bugs in the house. The palmettos seem to find their way in after a really heavy rain. We consider it a tradeoff, either live on an empty treeless lot and probably have fewer bugs and other creepy crawlies (we've got lots of snakes, lizards and tree frogs, squirrels and I believe an armadillo or two) or live on a nice sized parcel of land with tons of greenery in an established neighborhood that values the wildlife and plants. If you've lived in Costa Rica, I don't think FL is going to awe you much in terms of bugs.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I lived in Tampa 12 years and on the east coast 25 years before that. As for bugs inside the home: the occasional house spider and jumpy spider, a wold spider once, a palmetto bug here and there (they really prefer outside), sugar ants. That's about it, and we never did much preventative spraying for pests.
I've seen a LOT more bug since I moved to GA... millipedes, several species of spiders, scorpions, ants, beetles... I'm so glad to be moving back to Florida where there are less bugs!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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My chief complain is the mosquitoes last year they were unbearable more so than I can remember since I moved here.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:18 AM
 
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Welcome to nature,people.
You want to live somewhere that's not a concrete jungle ? Funnily enough, so do bugs. After all, they were here first.
Learn to co-exist with them because they're not going to go away no matter how many chemicals you throw at them.
It's like saying you want to live somewhere with all the cuddly stuff such as dolphins and manatees but not the creepy-crawlies. It just ain't gonna happen.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Welcome to nature,people.
You want to live somewhere that's not a concrete jungle ? Funnily enough, so do bugs. After all, they were here first.
Learn to co-exist with them because they're not going to go away no matter how many chemicals you throw at them.
It's like saying you want to live somewhere with all the cuddly stuff such as dolphins and manatees but not the creepy-crawlies. It just ain't gonna happen.
This.

Bugs exist here in Florida no matter what one poster here seems to think. Bugs, lizards, snakes, and alligators are all part of living in paradise.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:26 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Lizards, snakes, and alligators are all part of living in paradise.
Yes. and I enjoy all of them. Just haven't had the kind of issues with bugs as some seem to. Maybe I just keep a cleaner household.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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not always about clean it's what's in the walls/ or neighbors or what mound you decided to park your new house on... I rem my last house, the neighbor had bug issues and when the exterminator came to heir home came to mine and said --spray your house cause they will come looking for a new dweling... Some times boxes etc will bring bugs, and you just have to be watchful. I hate the hard brown beetles that are hanging on my screen door- and the worse is during a big rain & a huge plametto bug always finds a way in/ ugh!!!
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