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Old 04-04-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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Default Where & when do LoveBugs come out?

I have heard that lovebugs come out in Houston, but that is about as far west as they go. What about Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, & Beaumont? I imagine that they come out there too, but was wondering if anybody has seen any yet?
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: lumberton, texas
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I am still kind of new to the area, I moved here in july, but I think they came out in August. I live in lumberton right outside Beaumont. It was crazy. I have never seen anything like that before swarms everywhere, dead ones everywhere. Every time the door was opened several of them would come in.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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My question would be Where do they NOT come out?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:18 PM
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Location: Houston, TX
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May...Once you get in wooded areas they are thick for a few weeks.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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they come out twice a year .... usually May/ June and then September for 2-3 weeks.

They are horrible along the I-10 corridorto Houston, that I know. Also northward into East Texas another 100 miles. These areas I know they "swarm".
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: 77059
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When you say I-10 corridor do you mean west or east of Houston? S. East TX in Chambers/Jefferson county along lonely Hwy 73 is bad?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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When you say I-10 corridor do you mean west or east of Houston? S. East TX in Chambers/Jefferson county along lonely Hwy 73 is bad?

I would assume Hwy 73 is pretty bad during peak swarm. I can't say for sure as I haven't driven that stretch of roadway in at least 15 years.

I can't speak to west of H town either. SE Tx and La. can be rough though. I drove to Cameron Louisiana to buy shrimp about 5 years ago through Port Arthur's Pleasure Island Causeway along the beach road (Hwy 83) in La. and they were absolutely horrible. I stopped at carwashes twice on the trip to blast the windshield and front of the truck.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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love bugs come out around Victoria which is well west of Houston.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: orange
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Default lets see

Lovebug's are flies' they are nasty and need to just go away. But a lot of people don't know what they could do for us. They help out with some bugs, vegetation, and they are kinda like bee's. They help plant growth and other stuff to. They have 2 mating season's. The first one in april-may and the second one August-september, and they only stay out for 3 to 4 weeks. I hate them as much as the next person. Trust me i have a gray car and washed, they love it. It's like mating heaven lol. They are mostly found in the gulf of mexico. They are from Texas to Florida and are spreading farther and farther along the coast's. they are mostly found in wet damp area's with flowers or rotten foods such as corn, potato's, beans, and other vegie's. They are like flies and they lay egg's that turn into maggits and then they turn into lovebug's. But don't worry they dont stay out very long!
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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to prevent getting so many of the dead bug bodies on your car front--spray it with Pam or some other cooking spritz --that is supposed to make it easier to wash them off
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