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Old 09-14-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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Something weird has been going on for 1-2 weeks now. Lately, every time that I go out to get in the car, there will be several wasps resting on the roof and buzzing around above it, making it perilous to get in. If I drive anywhere, as soon as I pull back in the driveway, they'll come back from out of nowhere to get back on my roof. The last couple days, giant horseflies have joined the wasps in hanging out up there. I have no idea what's attracting them, and I don't want to use bug spray on my car. There are two dead nests under the eaves of my garage that I sprayed a couple of weeks ago, so it's not like they're hanging out near an active nest. And why would horseflies choose to join them? This is a confusing, vexing problem! Any ideas what's going on??
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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Do you park underneath any trees? Sap or pollen from the trees could be attracting them.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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The tree in our yard has grown, and some branches have started overhanging the driveway, so you may be onto something! I'll see if my husband can trim those back. Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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Agree with dewey. That plus horseflies are attracted to dark colors.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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Agree with dewey. That plus horseflies are attracted to dark colors.
That adds more mystery being that my car is a very pale green.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Something weird has been going on for 1-2 weeks now. Lately, every time that I go out to get in the car, there will be several wasps resting on the roof and buzzing around above it, making it perilous to get in. If I drive anywhere, as soon as I pull back in the driveway, they'll come back from out of nowhere to get back on my roof. The last couple days, giant horseflies have joined the wasps in hanging out up there. I have no idea what's attracting them, and I don't want to use bug spray on my car. There are two dead nests under the eaves of my garage that I sprayed a couple of weeks ago, so it's not like they're hanging out near an active nest. And why would horseflies choose to join them? This is a confusing, vexing problem! Any ideas what's going on??
Have you tried washing the car? I would suspect something is on it that the bugs see as food.
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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Got the car washed last week. This started before that washing and continued with the freshly-washed car!
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Is your car by chance a Mustang? Or Bronco?
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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The remains of bugs on the front of my truck attracts many wasps. After snacking they seem to lounge around on other parts.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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Is your car by chance a Mustang? Or Bronco?

Perhaps a Pinto or a Charger?


Or maybe even a Morgan?
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