Jan 30, 2004, 5:13 PM
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Aloha to one & all who happen onto this post.
Bugs,snakes and biting critters! Thots from you!
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One of the daily routines in Hawaii I learnded ONLY AFTER moving here was that there are really BIG centipedes ( TRUTH: 12 inchers are not an everyday thing but I`ve had `em in my 1st house which produced at least 2 a month and at time up to 10! My newer house,built/designed by the same team who built my 1st Hale, has had less than 5 since moving in ! not even a mile away!) on the drier /leeward areas of ALL the Islands, with smaller and more colorful species coming with a worse venom ..I`M TOLD!!, that live on the windward/wet sides. OK!
I`m thinking of these potentials areas to research for a possible move. Guadalajara/Chapala, SMdA, Cuernavaca,Oaxaca City, and maybe Moriella. There are a couple of other areas I`ll explore but unless these just don`t 'do it' I`ll hang my hat in one of them.
SO..bugs and snakes. I`m one of the UNLUCKY RARE FEW, at least in the area of TOXIN REACTION, that means what 99% find PAINFUL and swollen at worst & YET I might have much WORSE allergic reactions to the same incident. So I MUST KNOW before falling in love with a place just what`s up in this less than delitefull subject.
As with Ireland, Hawaii has NO snakes altho a nasty BROWN TREE SNAKE is trying to immigrate via airplanes and shipping cargo where these nasty things hide,as unwanted stow-aways! But I did live in Tucsn in the late 69`s & had more than ehuf encounters with them. Worse by far for me is the potential for a pit viper variety bite.
Can those of you who`ve amassed lots of REAL-LIFE FACTS EXPERIENCED by yourselves,about a subject rarely brought up in polite chats, and certainly not mentionned in the Travel/Tourist/Relocation experts FAQ`s share with me all you `ve learned via the school of hard knocks??!
I`d like to know what to be expect in these diverse areas. Dodn`t be bashful, fill these pages with your worldly experience derived info.
Also,just so no one say look at the other answers all over this site. I did! I read them. I know ALOT about the Scorpions around parts of Chapal and SMdA but little else. Nada re:Oaxaca! So please inform the bug-nutz/snake loathing guy about what YOU`ve seen and heard and how best to deal with them. As in PEST EXPERMINATORS like we use about evey 6-8weeks out here!
Muchas Gracias, or Mahalo nui loa as said here!