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Old 04-05-2012, 04:15 AM
 
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When does the infamous SWFL love bug season commence? What are some ways to keep them from ruining the finish on my car?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:45 AM
 
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Default Love bugggsssssss

usually around May and September, because of a very mild winter could be a tad earlier,as to your car finish make sure the car has a nice heavy coat of good wax, buy yourself some clothes softner sheets soak in a bowl of warm water and remove them within 24 hours if not sooner,I usually do it every night so they come off a lot easier. buy bug window washer fluid it makes them come off your windshield without smearing. and last Good Luck
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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WD40 for the bumper and hood. Cheap way to get them off.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: FL
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Actually saw about 10 around our pool pump about 3 weeks ago, the pump was on, they like vibrations. Showed my Hubby who was also in disbief. The next time I looked they were gone. Was surprised to see them eaerly but thought maybe 3 times this year.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Love bugs usually show themselves in mid May with a smaller amount in Sept.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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How long does the plague last?
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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There is a product that they used to sell called Bug Bloc. If you can find some, it is great. I used it for years on my cars. All you do is spary it on the front after you wash your car. The love bugs will just wash off with a hose when you have this stuff applied. It's very hard to find though but I haven't looked in a while. I bought two cases the last time I found it but then moved out of state.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Uh Oh. Just saw a couple of the little critters today. I hope we don't get a full invasion til after we leave- they were totally gross last year
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ditto the WD40. Also wash them off your car immediately.
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