Originally Posted by jzk
I lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 4 years and kept my boat in the 15th street canal. I never saw one bug in all the time I was there. Not one. In Jupiter, the no-see-'ems come out at sundown if you are near mangroves, but other than that I have found coastal South Florida
relatively bug free. Except, of course, for the 4 inch flying roaches
I lived in Manhattan and Boston before. I had seen roaches - by the hundreds.
HOWEVER - No roach I have ever seen was as scary as the one that hitched a ride back from Publix with me in my groceries from the Rickenbaker Causeway in SoBe.
GOOD LORD, the thing was 3-4" and that's no exaggeration.
I was using my computer in the dark, anchored by the causeway, when I heard some weird tropical animal scurry above my head
, across my deck
"Weird animals", I thought. I sounded something like a chimpmunk or squirrel scurrying along.
Then it scurried the other way across the deck
, but I FELT it go across my arm!!
I immediately turned on the light and spent half an hour hunting that thing down. I did *not* want that thing living in the boat.
In the end, I cornered him and killed him with poison I had on board. (He was to quick to squash)
Scary SCARY roaches down there!