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South Florida Lawns
05-07-2011, 10:53 PM
Seems this year they are more out of control than ever. My trucks covered in them. Ya gotta wash them off asap as they will pit your clear coat and make little white specks especially if you have black. Something to do with the chemicals and the intense sun. I know this from experience.

Keith
05-07-2011, 11:09 PM
The spring crop is worse this year than last up here in north central. They seem nowhere near as bad as they were years ago though. I think the rain helps to determine the population. If it's dry in early April, they don't seem as bad.

knox gsl
05-07-2011, 11:59 PM
I don't miss those little guys.

IES
05-08-2011, 12:33 AM
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PLS-Tx
05-08-2011, 01:29 AM
I hate those little things. They are not as bad this spring as they normally are, only good thing about it being dry.

South Florida Lawns
05-08-2011, 01:59 AM
I hate those little things. They are not as bad this spring as they normally are, only good thing about it being dry.

you guys too? lol

Patriot Services
05-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Daily truck wash, good waxing and rain x. Anything to keep them from sticking.
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knox gsl
05-08-2011, 12:19 PM
They go from FL to TX and some of the worst I've ever seen were in East TX about 50 miles north of Houston. BTW I've seen some similar bugs in central Kansas in early fall that looked like lovebugs mating but about three times bigger. They were in the same mating formation, and swarmed in the grass near the highway.

bugsNbows
05-10-2011, 10:11 AM
Another good (post lovebug encounter) remedy is to wipe them off with wet dryer sheets. Then follow with a soapy wash to clean the residue left behind. Works great with little effort.

tallrick
05-10-2011, 10:22 AM
You never see them in the Miami area or points south though.

PLS-Tx
05-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Man, this drought is getting bad here now that it's getting hot.

As for the lovebugs, our white enclosed trailer and white truck is a magnet for them. :cry::cry:

thelawnman
05-10-2011, 08:42 PM
I just got back home today from Florida and them lovebugs are bad. They were all over the car we rented. They love to be by water.

lawnguy26
05-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Another good (post lovebug encounter) remedy is to wipe them off with wet dryer sheets. Then follow with a soapy wash to clean the residue left behind. Works great with little effort.

Agree...dryer sheets work great. Someone needs to take a dryer sheet, make it a little bigger like a small towel and sell it as a love bug remover for cars.

Johnagain
05-15-2011, 01:53 PM
Dryer sheets will scratch clear coats bad. You might not see it on lighter colors but a dark color will show scratches bad. I found out the hard way on my blue altima.

carlspano
05-20-2011, 11:36 PM
They are everywhere in the Tampa area, that's for sure.

knox gsl
05-21-2011, 08:43 PM
Dryer sheets will scratch clear coats bad. You might not see it on lighter colors but a dark color will show scratches bad. I found out the hard way on my blue altima.

Try panty hose, that's what worked great for me when I used to have to deal with them.

Patriot Services
05-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Try panty hose, that's what worked great for me when I used to have to deal with them.

Preferably with the self powered shapely extension device.
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zturncutter
05-21-2011, 09:32 PM
Now thats a LOVE BUG cleaner:clapping:

bx24
05-21-2011, 09:41 PM
LMAO.In Texas they are bad, but I am not there now...thank god! They are a PITA...

Ric
05-22-2011, 09:42 AM
I had a truck washed yesterday by a group from the local High School. They used the Rubber top to a Pringles can to rub off the love bugs after a good soaping. They were lucky enough to be under shady so the soap stayed wet. I almost feel guilty because I only gave them a $ 10.00 donation and they did such a great job.