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Old 07-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #15
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Tried to flush a Palmetto Bug once, dang thing surfed all the way down, doing fist pumps!
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #17
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DW pointed out she had one crawl up her pants
While standing in front of classroom full of students had one crawl up my leg, managed to stop it at thigh level, big enough to hold onto until I could do something with it, luckily had a storeroom at the back of the classroom.

In the early 70's came in from spear fishing, and on the porch of the rental unit was one big enough to spear.

DW had one bite her in the middle of the night at a quiet cg in Melbourne, Fl, went outside to see the palm tree we parked next to was covered with them, maybe that's why they call them palmetto bugs.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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Palmettos are short palm trees. They grow to about neck high.

In Southeast Georgia, pigmy ratlle snakes like to sun themselves on top of the palmettos, and the water/palmetto bugs dine there.

The pigmys eat palmetto bugs, but have been known to strike unwary folks in the nearest part of the flesh. Not a good thing.

Not a good thing at all
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #19
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After a huge rain at Gulf Shores State Park we saw a couple of roaches and ants. I am assuming they came trying to get away from the water. We promptly sprayed the MH with Home Defense when we got home. We also put everything (clothes/groceries/beer/etc.) in our garage temporarily to make sure we did not get any visitors in our S&B.
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In Texas, your house can be squeaky clean and pass a military inspection, but you can still have them darn bugs, some call cockroaches, some call palmetto, they all look the same to me just bigger sometimes, but everything in Texas is bigger, right?

p.s., they get in through any small opening, or just squeeze themselves under your slide seals. Those seals may keep water out, but they will not keep a cockroach or palmetto bug out.
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In Texas, your house can be squeaky clean and pass a military inspection, but you can still have them darn bugs, some call cockroaches, some call palmetto, they all look the same to me just bigger sometimes, but everything in Texas is bigger, right?
Yeah, we don't have "water bugs" or "palmetto bugs" in Texas... we have ROACHES. Big 'uns.
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Come to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State. We don't have cockroaches here.

Wait...

Before you do come, please treat every surface of your rig with a flamethrower so we can keep on making that prior claim.
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On the Texas Gulf coast you don't have a roach problem if you can only see them when you turn on a light at night. That's cheating. They're not considered a problem until they're brave enough to come out in broad daylight.
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.45 ACP takes care of the problem.

Makes nice for cross wind ventilation.
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