Love bugs have invaded Florida and they are all over the place.
Don’t worry, if you are unfamiliar with the bug, love bugs are harmless, they are often attached to a mate are everywhere and as you’re driving around they are all over everyone’s car including yours.
According to ABC Action News, there is a solution to getting the bugs off your car and you have it in your home.
Dryer Sheets! Yes, dryer sheets won’t just keep your clothes smelling nice, they can also help you clean off the love bugs from your vehicles.
UF Frequently Asked Question about love bugs:
So, why do love bugs show up in May?
Turns out, they’re active between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and they love temperatures above 84 degrees and May marks mating season for the nuisance bugs. They mate for four weeks in May and again in September, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The University suggests keeping your car waxed to make it easier to remove bug guts from your hood and the wax will also protect your car’s paint.
What do love bugs really love?
They are attracted to decomposing plant debris but sometimes they confuse those odors with chemicals and exhaust fumes, so that’s why you may see more and more on the highways and splattered on your vehicles.
Where did love bugs come from?
The University of Florida says they did not introduce the love bug to the state but that in the 20th century, the bugs migrated from Central America and traveled through Texas and Louisiana before arriving in Florida
Well, thank you for the tips. This will help my wallet.
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]