@#$% Lovebugs

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@#$% Lovebugs

Have any of you had the distinct displeasure to visit our beautiful Central Florida during lovebug season? Hitting 2 or 3 times a year, these nasty little creatures swarm, etch the paint on your car if you don't get them off, and generally just gross you out. We are THICK (suddenly) in the middle of the May lovebug onslaught (they'll surface again in August, and then shortly sometime in the winter, when they aren't too bad.)

Here's a tip if you drive, and you are here when they are here: RUN, don't walk, to the nearest carwash and get them off your car ASAP. Their acidic little carcasses will eat right through your clearcoat and into your paint. (I wish someone would have told us this during our first encounter with the season, circa early 90s.)

Anyone else get visits from lovebugs? I think they're mostly a southern coastal plague phenomenon, but I'm no expert.

Here's a pic in case you have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Yeah we had a run in with those little buggers last year on one of our trips. They are not fun.

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I have to admit... I have not been graced by the love of the love bug. I feel like im missing out on this wonderful experience! /sarcasm

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I hate lovebug season with a passion! I feel your pain Lizzy_B!

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Looove bugs! If they are in Florida that means we'll be seeing them soon as well! Although, they aren't nearly as bad here as they are in WDW.

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We had a good stiff wind last nite that blew many of them away, so their was less de-bugging on both cars.

Bella - the time that we got PLASTERED with them, we were actually on US 17 between Savannah and Charleston. It was like a black and red rain storm. Ewwwwwww.

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They are the worst.

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Years ago, we used to get them in Houston too. Obnoxious little things. We used to pull them apart. (I guess kids are just mean.)

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UGH!!!!! We got nailed by them last May. We arrived at POFQ and the front of our car was just covered! You couldn't see the headlights. Very annoying.

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Right?? It's so important to get them off quickly, too. And it's a good idea to make sure your car is waxed if you're coming this way during lovebug season.

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we had them last year in september and i would actually never go at that time of year again because they made me very uncomfortable, i have a phobia of bugs at the best of times and when they are on the INSIDE of my sunglasses i just cant cope!!

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Ugh, hate it when it's love bug season! Last year the first weekend in October was really super bad with them. I remember that you could barely sit down on a bench because they would be swarming all over them, it was so disgusting. This year luckily not so much. Nasty little buggers.