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Old 04-05-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The Portuguese Millipedes have sprung up in near plague proportions here after the first autumn rains. They're harmless but there's just way too many of them for my liking.

We also have plenty of spiders and flies though now that summer is winding up I'm seeing less and less of them. There is also a colony of native bees that live in my backyard which have been very active lately they seem fairly placid though, you can go very close to them and they don't seem bothered.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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California isn't extremely "buggy". We just have a moderate amount of typical black ants, mosquitoes, earwigs, house flies, etc... Its nothing like the Midwest, East or South.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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In my part of Oregon, the southwest, you will have mosquitos if you are near standing water. We aren't, so don't have many. We get flies which can be really annoying, especially through the summer. I've seen the occasional black widow spider. Other than that, we feel fortunate to be here with so few problem insects.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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Laos takes the prize. Leeches. Everywhere. And not just in the water. In the jungles up in the northern provinces, they have dry land tree leeches. They can sense the vibrations from people and other creatures moving on the jungle floor and these things drop on their victims from the canopy above. Gross.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mosquitos!!!!

And of course those typical hot-weather insects like roaches, bees, flies, moths, etcetera.

I also found, oddly, that mosquitos came more in autumn than in winter. Like right now, in april (autumn) is the worse time for mosquitos here in BA. Its full of them, and some HUGE ones, while in the summer you see them but not as much. In the winter you barely see mosquitos, i think.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Mosquitos!!!!

And of course those typical hot-weather insects like roaches, bees, flies, moths, etcetera.

I also found, oddly, that mosquitos came more in autumn than in winter. Like right now, in april (autumn) is the worse time for mosquitos here in BA. Its full of them, and some HUGE ones, while in the summer you see them but not as much. In the winter you barely see mosquitos, i think.
An autumn peak is common in most places with Mozzies, often March is a peak period of rain, it is still warm and the mozzies are active and often at their most ferocious, so they hang around until April.
I have found that in most places I have lived where there was and is a sizeable mozzie population - including Mandurah WA and the Northern Rivers of NSW.
This critter is the one we encounter the most here:
File:Big Mosquito Hexham.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hexham Grey mosquito.
It is stangely not as vicious as smaller species, that will even bite through your clothing.
If you go over to the Bay area or where mangroves are you will also encounter sand-flies, which in my opinion are worse than mosquitoes, and all the old wives and fisherman's tales to repel them do not work.
Fortunately they do not have the same Public Health ramifications that mosquitoes do. (ie spreading Ross River virus etc).
Other than that red-back spiders are also a menace, and have to be sprayed for every year.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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We have stink bugs in California, trap door spiders and have seen my fair share of black widows, when I lived in the UK, nothing really scary but some house spiders that run 10 times faster than I've ever seen here..which can make ya jump! lol
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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When we lived in the Bahamas the biggest problem was sand fleas, which I remembered after reading Derek40's post. Around dusk they'd be out but you'd never see them. You'd come into the house after a nice walk on the beach with bites everywhere. Very itchy bites. So you either had to spray yourself or come inside for the evening at around dinnertime. We also had those gi-normous roaches but having a monthly exterminator helped a lot. Mosquitoes too, of course, but not as bad as the sand fleas.

I really hate bugs. Why can't we eradicate mosquitoes, at least?
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Gnats, fruit flies, spiders, mosquitos, and ticks where I live. South-central Pennsylvania
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Northern Sweden, Västerbotten County
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Thankfully we're spared from most bad insects so far up North, but I find the wasps really d*mn annoying, for they're just so stubborn and are always hovering right in front of your face, or try to take a sip of your soda/juice... next time I have one of those near my face, I'll shoot it!
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