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Old 10-01-2006, 06:54 PM
 
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Being that Texas is warm, almost year round, do the mosquitos stay out all months of the year? Are they really bad?

Also, when I lived in Indiana, we had what we called "lightning bugs" (fireflies). Do you have them?
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:59 PM
 
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In East Texas , We have lightening bugs and mosquitos until we get a good freeze which is is usually January. Our first frost date is Nov.15th!

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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When I lived in Dallas we had both. Down here in SA I don't see that many lighting bugs. When we lived in Omaha we were driving back at twilight in the country and went threw a "swarm" of lighting bugs, hard to see! Very weird
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Rockport
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There are definitely mosquitos all over texas especially anywhere with water. In Rockport I live on the ocean so the ocean breeze blows them back. Texans like to say that if theres a freeze in the winter there will be lots less mosquitos during the summer. Hmm then why are there so many mosquitos in Alaska? LOL
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:30 PM
 
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I had no idea Alaska had mosquitos! I was there, one July, and it was cold. I absolutely hate mosquitos. We don't have many, here, but when I DO see them, they are the size of a quarter. I was hoping for lightning bugs. With the mosquitos, I'm not too keen about putting all of that chemical stuff on my body.
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:45 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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Mosquito is the Texas State Bird.
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I live in Central Texas and the mosquitoes are maddening unless the wind is blowing. Early morning and early evening you will be eaten alive. They go away when it gets cold but I think we always have a few around. The worst months are April through September. I must say though that I've never seen ones where I live as huge as the ones on the Texas Gulf Coast. Creepy!

I've lived her for 28 years and unfortunately, there aren't as many lightening bugs as there used to be. I don't know why that is. There were only a few this passed June and they didn't stay around long. I really miss those little insects.
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I just noticed etexbill's reply about the mosquito being Texas' state bird. He's only kidding, so don't panic. Lol!! The state bird is the Mockingbird.

Actually, it wouldn't be a bad idea to change the state's bird to the mosquito. Cute joke, etexbill!!
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:58 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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Yep, just kidding.
Lightning bugs were abundant when I was a kid (back in the dark ages), but I hardly ever see one anymore.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Yep, just kidding.
Lightning bugs were abundant when I was a kid (back in the dark ages), but I hardly ever see one anymore.

Hey everyone, come see me at my home page:

http://www.backyardnature.net/lightbug.htm
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