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Old 05-16-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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Love bug status..Florida

Be heading North on Florida Tpk next Friday...Key West to Orlando...how are the "bugs".,?...were pretty bad three weeks ago coming down...

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:10 PM   #2
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Has thined out, if not cleared all together. Could be some spots between here and there that might still be an issue. If so, let me know as I will be heading south in about a week.

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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You should be ok. But there's plenty of other bugs to take thier place
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:04 AM   #4
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They say to spray, Pam, cooking spray on the front, so you can wash them off.

Two weeks ago, we drove from Stuart to Labelle, with the car and back with the MH. It was like black snow. The wipers were twice as thick, with bugs, what a mess. Still scrubbing the overhang on the MH.

Hope you miss them.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:52 AM   #5
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On our trip last week we thought we'd get clobbered but made it all the way to WDW in orlando with only about a dozen bugs and then only in FL. Was damp that day so may have been a factor.

On the way back up to Tallahassee last Friday coming across fro Ocala up to St Marks on alt 27, US 19, and US 98 we got covered pretty good. Once we hit the GA line northbound we swapped from love bugs to "-squiters". They covered us quite well.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:48 AM   #6
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Tried the Pam once and never again it was terrible to get off from the florida sun and heat. Best product ever is "RAINX" do the windshield and then spray the front of the RV. they will practially fall off with water spray. The key is to get them off every day and not wait !
PS I live here in Florida and tried everything and the RAINX works best.
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A lot of us use Rejex.


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Old 05-17-2015, 10:26 AM   #8
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There are a few still around here, but in another week they should be gone. Sure hope so heading north on I 75 the 5th of June.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:21 AM   #9
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I tried Rejex a couple of weeks ago and I was a little disappointed. The love bugs came off but it still took a fair amount elbow grease with a brush to remove all of them completely. I will give it another coat of Rejex but the spring love bug season is over so we see how it works on "regular" bugs.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:45 PM   #10
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Go to your local Ace Hardware store and buy a product called Love Bug Eraser, its a cleaning pad that works amazingly well for getting bugs off. Once you use it you won't leave home without it!
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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love bugs be bad-but- have you ever been through a Chiseywhit infestation?

Generally only around the Big Lake
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:30 PM   #12
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It should be fine. We collected all the loose ones on our way thru a couple of weeks ago!
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A little known trick is to use a fabric softener sheet - it works amazingly well at removing the love bug guts. Just be sure to get to them reasonably quick - otherwise you'll get baked in bug goo.

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