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Superpickle 03-17-2010 01:26 PM

Those Giant Man eating Palmetto Bugs ??
 
As for the Flying man eating Cockroaches, Do they get on your Boat ?
Is there a place in Florida that Doesnt have them..
I think my Wife would have a COW if one flew in her face...
Are they REALLY as big as Volkswagens :eek:
I stink they would FREAK me out as well :confused:

BNugs are a Mojor prob for us all, i thimk :confused: :confused: :confused:

xsboats 03-17-2010 01:40 PM

Hey, be nice! Those are our state bird. Fortunately, we rarely see them onboard.

sailingdog 03-17-2010 02:20 PM

They're good, fried or chocolate covered. :D

Capnblu 03-17-2010 02:25 PM

What do they look like?

sailingdog 03-17-2010 02:50 PM

http://wildflowers.jdcc.edu/Palmetto_Bug.JPG
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Originally Posted by Capnblu (Post 581923)
What do they look like?


Superpickle 03-17-2010 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 581944)


and what, about 3 inches.. ? :eek:

sailingdog 03-17-2010 03:06 PM

From an exterminator's website.

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Palmetto bugs are reddish brown and grow up to two inches in length. It is also known as the American cockroach. It has a pair of large wings on its back that can be used for flying, but wings that are tough enough to act like a shield when the cockroach is on the ground. Palmetto bugs need moisture to survive and only live in warm, tropical climates. It can be found outdoors across the southern United States, but is also a common insect found in commercial facilities with high heat and humidity.

Capnblu 03-17-2010 03:13 PM

Looks like you would need a ball peen hammer for a bug swatter.

nereussailor 03-17-2010 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Capnblu (Post 581957)
Looks like you would need a ball peen hammer for a bug swatter.

Pretty much! I tried a little body hammer and it just broke the handle. I've heard that a large cast iron skillet works too. I've had my boat in the water here in Florida for almost a year, and haven't seen one on the boat yet. Knock wood.

Dave

scottyt 03-17-2010 06:58 PM

lets see Georgia has mosquitos, you drive around for an hour and need to clean your windshield. florida has palmetto bugs you drive around and every 3 bugs you have to clean your windshield.


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