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Old 05-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #15
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Wind shields and grills are their only enemy..........

Rode my Harley (without a windshield) last Sunday from Pine Island to Tampa.... BELIEVE ME Wind shields and grills aren't their only enemy.......... Gotta keep your mouth shut because they don't taste like chicken!

Use Pam cooking spray on the front and Rain X on the windshield.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #16
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Eeeeewww, ick! If that's what you folks have to put up with down there, I'll pass on visiting.

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Old 05-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #17
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As a Floridian, I can tell ya the love bugs aren't as bad as they used to be. In the '70's, you could follow a tractor/trailer on any major road and watch a thick black cloud of dead love bug carcasses being kicked up in the wind of the truck. We used screen material across the fronts of our cars to keep their bodies from clogging the radiators and I'd have to stop to 'sweep' 'em off the screen every 50 miles to keep the car from overheating. What a mess...and STINK!

These things have sooo much acid in their bodies, the birds won't eat 'em and if you leave the guts on your car for a couple of days, it EATS the paint off...they are bad news.

People have come up with all kinds of anti bug juice deterrents, but the best way to avoid getting 'juiced' is to travel before 10AM and then again after it starts to get damp in the PM...time depends on the day's humidity. At any rate, one should always get them off any painted surface after the travel day is done and never, NEVER turn on the windshield wipers after being 'juiced'...there is not enough fluid in your washer bottle to get the buggers off and you will not be able to see where you're going!

We just started this summer's adventure and left Melbourne very early in the AM to have enough time to get out of love bug territory before the onslaught and made it, with ONE exception...well TWO (flying united)...KILLED 'EM BOTH... From Nashville, TN., safe travels everyone...Bob
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They're still here. Today from Palm Beach to Daytona.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:51 PM   #19
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Love bugs have made their way all the way to south florida and are still very active. I'm just working on my MH and even when its parked, their are love bugs resting on it and waiting for it to move so they can smear their guts on everything visible. I have to swat them away to wax and polish a certain area. Eventually it will get to hot for them, but it will also get to hot for me.
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Whoever named them "love" bugs musta had a very evil sense of humor. There's obviously nothing to love about them.

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Whoever named them "love" bugs musta had a very evil sense of humor. There's obviously nothing to love about them.

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The name 'Lovebug' comes from the way they mate. They start flying around by themselves for a short time. Then the males find the females and they mate. But, they can not separate and fly around mated together until they finally die.
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We will be heading down I75 from Chattanooga to Tampa in two weeks. Guess I better get the scrub brush working and do a couple of arm curls to get in shape.
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I killed the rest Tuesday going to a KOA in ST. Petersburg Florida. Will check out M80.
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I beat them today. Left Daytona at 7:00 and got to Savannah( 200 miles ) without even seeing any.
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I beat them today. Left Daytona at 7:00 and got to Savannah( 200 miles ) without even seeing any.
I'm sooooo glad as I've tired of your whining.
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The name 'Lovebug' comes from the way they mate. They start flying around by themselves for a short time. Then the males find the females and they mate. But, they can not separate and fly around mated together until they finally die.
Our first summer in Florida my 4 year old daughter came screaming into the house from the back yard.. "DAD THERE'S A TWO HEADED BUG!!" She's 21 now and we still laugh about it, well at least I do she mostly just rolls her eyes..
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But, they can not separate and fly around mated together until they finally die.
How romantic
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I just came back from Orlando (in my car) and they were all over the front - wet the car (motorhome) and then use dryer sheets. They work great! They are cheap are you can stock up on them in May and September!
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