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  •  I'm on the Alabama border, so the pythons (4+ / 0-)
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    Are hundreds of miles away until the climate warms, and by that time there could be gators in Ohio.

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    by jeff in nyc on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:17:14 PM PDT

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    •  The pythons (4+ / 0-)
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      Here's hoping they stop breeding and figuring out how to survive in slightly cooler temps.
      I hope it won't be like the stink bugs or the lady bugs that have exploded in population where I live. There was a documentary on those dreadful Cane Toads in Australia with a toxic poison gland defense system.

      •  Ladybugs eat aphids and other garden pests (2+ / 0-)
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        They may be a nuisance, but they're a helpful nuisance. Unlike stink bugs.

        I think preying mantises eat stink bugs - we've had a lot fewer stink bugs since a mantis or two moved in.

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        by TheOtherMaven on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:24:44 PM PDT

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        •  The ladybug that is considered a nuisance (1+ / 0-)
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          Is actually the Asian lady beetle. The Asian lady beetle and the seven-spotted ladybug were introduced to control aphids, but may be driving the native nine-spotted ladybug into extinction. The nine-spotted was thought extinct until 2006 when it was rediscovered in Virginia. 20 were found on a farm in NY (where it is the state insect) in 2011.

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          by boriscleto on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 06:07:26 AM PDT

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