One More Thing To Worry About....

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by phillyrube, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. phillyrube

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    More things that kill. Bugbombed the shed at my new hiacenda after reading something in EMS thread about a guy falling in a brown recluse nest. Found 4 dead black widows when I started sweeping out the place, and then found out we have red widows, brown widows, brown recluse, and Northern and Southern black widow spiders.

    Yeehaw!
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  3. EddieFL

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    And don't forget the giant flying cockroaches, AKA palmetto bugs.


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  4. phillyrube

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    Yea, but they don't kill you. Worst case is SWMBO seeing one and possibly throwing a shot at it. Hates bugs. Yea, we moved here.....
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  5. EddieFL

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    No, they won't kill you. But when one flies into your face at 3AM when you walk into the bathroom, they'll make you hurt yourself!


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  6. Ginger Beard

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    Just a quick heads up. Palmetto bugs can't fly. They're a heavy bodied wingless roach with armor on the head, thorax and abdomen. They will let out a very distinct putrid smell if you kill them.

    Florida-Woods-Cockroach-aka-Palmetto-Bug.jpg

    What everyone now calls a "palmetto bug" is actually an American cockroach. They have large wings and are thin bodied. Northerners that were unfamiliar with Floridas unique biodiversity conflated the two insects and began calling the American cockroach a palmetto bug.


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    Dave, I've been in Florida since '68 and didn't know that! I've even heard 'em called palmetto bugs by Crackers!


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    That's what I get for being a bio nerd!:lol3
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    My wife calls em GDBFR. Only she screams each word.
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    Me too--I've also heard them called "water bugs," which they ain't. What they ARE is giant mutant flying abominations...
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    Growing up in VA, I was familiar with what I now know as German cockroaches, which we just called "roaches," and I thought they represented the entire species. Nothing I saw back home prepared me for the monstrosities we have in the FL Panhandle, which Ginger Beard refers to as "American cockroaches."

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    :photog

    Our water bugs are far worse with their sucking mouth parts and huge grasping legs. They're also massive and can fly!!

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    Sorry about the nightmares...






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    Dave, I'm never going to lurk on ADVrider again :rofl
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    Dont forget Turkey Trouts. Only dangerous in the Blackwater Forest around Oct 13, 14 15th.

    There is a pic posted up somewhere of this awesome creature.
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    I just always thought they were called, roommates. Roommates that didn't pay rent, ate your leftovers, caused chaos in the house, and ruined the equity you had in your home.

    Oh wait, those are called children.
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    Just going by what I've seen and their license plates , I always thought it was Michigan.
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