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Old 05-16-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I know for a fact my neighbors garages are essentially infested with Palmetto Bugs (ie; big a$$ cockroaches). I do not have an issue with bugs. I spray... I do it myself... it gets done right.

We bought some K-Cups once from Sam's Club which.... later we discovered had German Cockroaches in the box. So guess what got introduced into our kitchen? After doind research and buying Growth Inhibitor and bait we were able to get rid of them completely in 3 months. That sucked. We never had a full infestation.. but you would see them around sometime.

My neighbors also have sugar ants in their house and carpenter ants all over the outside of their house. They do not spray and seem to ignore the issue. It's amazing how it is night and day with how many bugs there are when you go from my house to their house.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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trees are a bad place for bugs, and rats,,, so many leaves that do not get raked palmetto-bug city, bananna trees, mango trees, citrus trees all attract bugs, palm trees rats, we need bees, lizards and frogs,,, but then they attract snakes.., so we need birds and the cats! lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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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.
How's your armadillo?

Besides an occasional palmetto bug or spider I don't really have any issues with bugs either. Most people here have an exterminator or spray for bugs themselves. People on this RELOCATION forum probably need to be aware of this before they move to paradise.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:23 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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How's your armadillo?

Besides an occasional palmetto bug or spider I don't really have any issues with bugs either. Most people here have an exterminator or spray for bugs themselves. People on this RELOCATION forum probably need to be aware of this before they move to paradise.
Armadillo is not a bug......but I seem to be keeping him away with the cure all......vinegar.

Yes, simple cleaning and foundation barrier spraying will take care of unwanted bugs in the house. No need to broadcast spray at all.

But I'm glad to hear you have not had issues with bugs either. The stories some people tell of massive infestations of giants bugs covering all of Florida are quite entertaining....LOL.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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Armadillo is not a bug......but I seem to be keeping him away with the cure all......vinegar.

Yes, simple cleaning and foundation barrier spraying will take care of unwanted bugs in the house. No need to broadcast spray at all.

But I'm glad to hear you have not had issues with bugs either. The stories some people tell of massive infestations of giants bugs covering all of Florida are quite entertaining....LOL.
At lot of those stories come from people staying the night in roadside motels and such, as a resident mosquitoes are my main concern.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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For you all saying you dont have bugs, how do you keep the palmettos from infesting your garage with the garbage in there? And yes I realize you could move the cans outside but that opens up another can of worms.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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For you all saying you dont have bugs, how do you keep the palmettos from infesting your garage with the garbage in there? And yes I realize you could move the cans outside but that opens up another can of worms.
I had wondered the same actually. I think I'm figuring out how my neighbors do it - we have pickup twice a week in Clearwater. My initial thought (we just moved in November, our first house) was, how can these two or even 4 person households generate enough trash (since most of them have recycling bins out weekly also) to warrant putting trash out for pickup twice a week? I'm now putting ours out every pickup day, even if we only have one bag, just to get it out of my garage so we don't end up with bugs.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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For you all saying you dont have bugs, how do you keep the palmettos from infesting your garage with the garbage in there? And yes I realize you could move the cans outside but that opens up another can of worms.

I seriously have no idea why we don't see more bugs, in my last home here we did see many more critters around.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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For you all saying you dont have bugs, how do you keep the palmettos from infesting your garage with the garbage in there? And yes I realize you could move the cans outside but that opens up another can of worms.
I just spray Termidor around the foundation twice a year myself, which handles more than just termites. Other than that, I do nothing. I simply do not have any issues with bugs.

Of course we do not put anything smelly in the trash bin until the day we put it outside. We freeze anything smelly.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I just spray Termidor around the foundation twice a year myself, which handles more than just termites. Other than that, I do nothing. I simply do not have any issues with bugs.

Of course we do not put anything smelly in the trash bin until the day we put it outside. We freeze anything smelly.
LOL, I'm intrigued. Whaaat? You freeze leftover food before throwing it away? No wonder you don't have any bugs lol, you're nuts Totally kidding of course, but there's no way I can compete with that lol.
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