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    giant water bug

    Not sure where to post this but anyone ever had a lethrocerus water bug in their pool? Do they come around often? Anyone know much about them they can share?
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    Re: giant water bug

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: giant water bug

    Google a pic
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    Re: giant water bug

    Something like this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethoce...ericanus23.jpg
    I can't say I have ever seen one in my pool (based on the description, I would certainly remember seeing one), but I don't know if they live around me. Now that I learned about a new terrifying creature, I'll have to do some more research about them.

    Have you seen them in your pool, or are you just asking out of curiosity?
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    Re: giant water bug

    They look like they could crack nuts with those pinchers.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: giant water bug

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    They look like they could crack nuts with those pinchers.
    Uhmmm that me wince in pain!!!! LOL
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    Re: giant water bug

    I've seen them, but never in my pool. You'd have to live pretty close to a natural body of water to have them make their way to the pool. In any case, you shouldn't see them very often. If you're maintaining your chlorine level high enough they shouldn't be much of a problem.

    They will bite! It's not terrible, but it will certainly get your attention.
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    Re: giant water bug

    We did find one in our pool after 8" rain and we do have a retention pond about 200' away.
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