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Old 07-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #31
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Well being raised in Queens, NY, I wasnt subjected to many bugs, but boy did that change when I moved to Florida!! The ants here bite and not just once!! Ouch! Then there are the roaches that look like they are on steroids I dont remember what they are called but they are easily 2 inches long!! YUCK!! The no-see-ums and nats are a REAL nuisance. Sometimes the mosquitos get so bad that I cant even get in my car fast enough, I wind up with literally 10 of them buzzing around in my vanThen theres the spiders, which I dont mind unless they are the black widows or brown recluses....
The ticks and fleas are harrassing my poor kitty The wasps here really scare me!! Im constantly "melting" their mud nests
Other than that I dont have any complaints
Grant, 1 BIG DITTO!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:31 PM   #32
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A local Thai restaurant, Typhoon, offers several grilled insect appetizers.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:14 PM   #33
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A local Thai restaurant, Typhoon, offers several grilled insect appetizers.
Ya gotta love those grilled insect appetizers. I'll have some grilled centipedes on toast points please, with a hint of your best EVOO and a quail egg please.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #34
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A local Thai restaurant, Typhoon, offers several grilled insect appetizers.

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #35
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I'm going to revive this thread to share with all of you the amazing insect we found in our yard yesterday, beneath a stack of bamboo. This guy is called a tailless whip scorpion. With legs and all, he is the size of A DINNER PLATE (note that he is on a 2" X 4" and his body is almost 4" long.) He is NOT venomous, and is actually considered good luck, because he eats scorpions. The two "arms" in front are like crab pincers. Isn't he a magnificent specimen?

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #36
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magnificent indeed....but keep him there with you please
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #37
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I absolutely hate, hate scorpions and those big centipedes. We don't have them here but when I worked in Texas where they have a lot of them they totally creep me out. I found a scorpion on my purse which was on my bed I totally flipped I was cussing words that only come out of a sailers mouth out, it was about 2 1/2" long. I slept lightly with the lights on that night. The next few years after that I would put up a Mombasa mosquito net that tucks well under the mattress, slept well as long as I had the net.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:20 PM   #38
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I hate the grease ants (aka thief ants) that are infesting my house RIGHT NOW! I am heading straight to the ant trap store after work. Found em INSIDE my crisco and all over poor kitty's food. Yuk! Extra protein for him, I guess...
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OMG Karen, living in Mexico sounded just perfectly perfect to me, UNTIL JUST NOW!!!!
That would have me running for the border!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #40
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The skeeters in our neighborhood are just terrible.
We can't sit on our deck after dark. Citronella candles don't do anything except give the darn things light so they can see where they're biting!
I installed two ceiling fans on the front porch that help keep them away.
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