snakes and bugs in villas??????

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  1. disneymom

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    ok freaking out now! we're looking at the villas on here and elsewhere to book one for our next visit and Im reading horror stories about people having snakes in the bedroom and spiders in their shoes!!!!

    Tell me this isnt how it is in villas because its not like that at the polynesian in Disney which is where we stayed last time
     
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    We have never had snakes in the villa or spiders in shoes and I would be horrified if that ever happened.

    As Florida is a tropical climate ( especially in the summer when it's very humid) you can get tiny ants around the pool deck ( which is why we pay for pest control) and the small gecko's get about the pool area a bit and occaionally a flying insect will come in the front door ect but we have never had any reports from any of our guests about bugs.

    Hope this helps

    Sandra
     
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    Ive heard of some nasty but understandable bug problems but they were almost without exception in less well looked after villas :yes:

    The way I understand it is some large leisure groups have their own villas or rent villas in bulk from people and then just sell them without really caring too much. Since the chain between owner and renter is broken by the faceless company in the middle, things just don't seem to go as well

    All I can say is I've talked to all of our villa owners here on disney secrets and I know they all care deeply for the experience their guests receive whilst staying at their villas :yes:

    I would always start by speaking to the great folks here before going for a "bargain" from some travel company somewhere :yes:
    http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/villa-advertisers/
     
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    only ever had ants in one villa, called pest control and they sorted it while we were out and went to where the nest was, job done. never ever been a problem whatsoever, so stop freakin :D
     
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    I know this sounds corny, but if I were to rent a villa here, I'd only do so from one of our villa owners. :redface: Clearly, they care for their properties and know the area very well. It's a huge thing, vacationing in Florida, and I'd want to be guaranteed I'd not have to worry about such things.

    I can tell you, if I EVER had a snake get in a villa, I'd leave and that would be that. :eek:

    We've not ever had a snake in our house, or a spider in our shoes here (and we live in central Florida).

    Now, Herself's Mother? She did have a snake get in her house one time (and I nearly flipping DIED just hearing about it) but that was her own doing. Left all the doors open for ages thinking she was airing out the house. Windows with screens, yes. Doors without? NOPE!
     
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    I'd be thinking YAYA photo op! but then I'm crazy :lol:
     
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    :lol: I'd be right BEHIND you!

    Only ever had one bug and that was a cockroach
     
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    :point:Had a bug in my villa ..but then Mick only stayed for two weeks before he slitherd back home.
     
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    i was gonna book yours again, now im having second thought you cheeky beggar :lol:
     
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    Cater for pensioners now....got rocking chairs on the pool deck, you can sit there with yer gun watching for pesky critters.
     
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    LOL Malcolm!
     
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    Last year a snake got into the room via the air conditioner unit next door to us at POR. Stuff happens.
     
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    Did you meet the snake?! What happened?!

    What kind of snake was it??
     
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    i had a snake slither across my flip flopped foot in a housing estate once.

    and last year on two occasions a copper head swam by me in a lake i was swimming in eek!!
     
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    Dont want him sitting on the porch playing a banjo....Lower the house prices...:point:
     
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    Nope, I never saw the snake. We just heard about it.
     
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    A copperhead? :eek: In the water? In the UK?

    (Note to self... add the UK as a place to stay OUT of the water)! :eek: :lipwobble:
     
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    no on holiday last year in north south carolina :point:
     
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    Whew. That makes sense then, all but the "copperhead." Are you sure it wasn't a water moccassin? (Cotton mouth)?
     

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