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Old 10-15-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Texas seems to have a huge bug problem in the summer. Are there any places here that DON'T have tons of mosquitoes?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Uhhhh ... West Texas.

Obviously we learned in elementary school that part of the mosquito life cycle is dependant on water ... less water = less mosquitoes and no free standing water = west Texas.

Bug problem is relative ... many critters depend on bugs thus bugs are part of nature's circle of life. Living in the wetter parts of Texas over more than 1/2 of my life I have certainly learned to adapt and shrug off the effects bugs may have on human structure and psyche!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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we have mosquito problems sometimes in West Texas too but idk about areas like El Paso but Midland sure can.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Honestly, MN has more mosquitoes than Texas, at least on a pound basis - they are HUGE up there. Mosquitoes here in Texas have really not been bad the last few years with the drought. Yesterday, though, they were swarming our backyard - I think they had been waiting for this rain event for a few years now . If you are in a 'dry' area, be aware that some mosquitoes will breed in tiny collections of water. Old soda can, dumped tire, dropped coffee cup, etc. can collect water from a rain (or sprinklers) and provide a mosquito generator for quite a while.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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We had mosquitoes really bad this year on the South Plains after all the rain but they were especially bad during the day in tall wet weeds that were allowed to grow up. I've never seen them so bad. The grandchildren used so much Off the company's stocks rose.

Some insects I've noted as significant pests since moving out to this farm include crickets, honey bees, June beetles, miller moths, mosquitoes, yellow jacket wasps and some large black tenebrionid beetle that loves to come in the house during the summer.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:37 PM
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The further west you go, the less mosquitos. Abilene/San Angelo is where you would start to see a decline in mosquito populations as you head west.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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The further west you go, the less mosquitos. Abilene/San Angelo is where you would start to see a decline in mosquito populations as you head west.
Thats true. I've seen mosquitos here of course but not real bad. I've seen the occasional beetle, spider and roach get in my apartment but its been pretty rare. Especially with the local pest control spraying our apartments every month. There were some isolated cases of west nile virus a year ago and the city did some spraying all over town. But otherwise mosquitos dont seem to be much of a problem here. I found a gecko on my couch one night last summer. lol But at least they eat spiders and such.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:05 PM
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Sounds like San Angelo is mostly pest free! (at least in your neck of the woods.)
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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Sounds like San Angelo is mostly pest free! (at least in your neck of the woods.)
Yeah, some years are better than others but most of the time its not real bad.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texas seems to have a huge bug problem in the summer. Are there any places here that DON'T have tons of mosquitoes?
They never bother me. I don't even notice them.
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