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Old 09-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Love Bug timing

I am headed to Destin FL from Houston TX in mid October returning in early November. I have not made this trip in a while in the Motor Home. I am starting to see a few love bugs flying around the house, what can I expect during this time of year for dodging love bugs. I will be traveling on I-10.

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Usually late September/early October. I ran into a few last Thursday traveling 75N from Tampa to North Georgia. I went to the car wash the next day and blasted the few (less than 15) off the front end. They were just geting started, could be worse by now.
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Love Bug timing

NE Fl has a few this weekend. We didn't have as many on I -10 as we did on US 41. I always remove them the same day using a dryer sheet and a bucket if water.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #5
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When traveling in love bug season, is to travel in the early morning......when the first love bug hits the windshield you should be off the road and set up for the day.
They are out in force during the heat of the day....clean the windshield if needed when the dew is still windshield.
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OH, Just now I'm in Townsend GA, 3 miles from I-95 Exit 49

Love bug season appears to have ended here.. Thick as flys last week, not a one now.
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Love bugs swarms are typically very localized - you might hit a gazillion of them most anywhere, yet somebody coming through the same place a few hours later might see few or none. There is no way to predict where and how many, but September-October is the risky season.
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Just a note for history
We can thank a bug researcher at the University of Florida for this twice a year mess. The lovebug was brought in the states for research but got loose.
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We can thank a bug researcher at the University of Florida for this twice a year mess. The lovebug was brought in the states for research but got loose.
Thanks Gators.
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Jim, it's a myth about the bugs and U of Florida. Snopes and Wikipedia show that they are immigrants from other states into Florida.

From Wikipedia:
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Urban legend holds that lovebugs are synthetic—the result of a University of Florida genetics experiment gone wrong.[3]
Much speculation about the lovebug still thrives. This is partly because the larval form of this insect is seldom seen, as it lives and feeds in the thatch of grasses for most of the year. While various fungi are suspected of being natural controls for this species,[2] biological control of these non-pest flies is not a priority for funding.
Research by L.L. Buschman showed that migration explained the introduction of the lovebug into Florida and other southeastern states, contrary to the urban myth that the University of Florida created them by manipulating DNA to control mosquito populations
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FYI, I'm seeing many swarms of these dastardly little buggers here in the Clermont, FL. area these past couple of days.
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