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Florida invaded by huge swarms of lovebugs


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Fortunately though, these pesky insects tend to live for only 3-4 days on average

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/327548/florida-invaded-by-huge-swarms-of-lovebugs

Not very fortunate for them. Some do not even live that long if they are being squatted by the humans. :unsure:

Shame they do not find somewhere human free. 

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Trust me, there are no shortage of them and I cannot forsee them ever running out of space. What is unfortunate is they are drawn to highways and cars in general. Every year, twice a year many times, they return. Personally I try and avoid squishing them, they stink, but it is impossible when you are driving along. They'll hang around for a week or two and then disappear to return later in the year..so on and so on. Native Floridian for over 50 years.

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Those are nasty bugs. :-(

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6 hours ago, freetoroam said:

Not very fortunate for them. Some do not even live that long if they are being squatted by the humans. :unsure:

Shame they do not find somewhere human free. 

or smacked in mid flight with one of them battery powered tennis racket that frys them

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14 minutes ago, Matt221 said:

or smacked in mid flight with one of them battery powered tennis racket that frys them

Lol, you beast. 

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Im in florida so you can imagine how excited i am haha.

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:05 AM, esoteric_toad said:

Trust me, there are no shortage of them and I cannot forsee them ever running out of space. What is unfortunate is they are drawn to highways and cars in general. Every year, twice a year many times, they return. Personally I try and avoid squishing them, they stink, but it is impossible when you are driving along. They'll hang around for a week or two and then disappear to return later in the year..so on and so on. Native Floridian for over 50 years.

im down south . havent seen to many in the area actually but then i havent driven on a highway long distance yet this month thankfully =)

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i wonder what all kills them.    Fly traps?   Wasp traps?   Bowls of apple vinegar?  

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I recall those type bugs when I lived in Florida.

Not sure that I recall any specific issue with them (during my time), other than annoyance.

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It was always sad, that short lifetime. Maybe it's lasting longer from their perspective, i like to think that.

On 5/8/2019 at 8:31 PM, Matt221 said:

or smacked in mid flight with one of them battery powered tennis racket that frys them

Remember when my cousin brought few of those from his club, were broken. I just told him it can't be fixed. If i fixed them it would mean like billion mosquito blood on my hands lol

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Being someone who has lived in Florida for over 40 years I can say these things SUCK.. Its a running joke that they can only fertilize the egges using 

the impact to car windows. And I do not remember them being this bad years back. Any validity to the rumor that FSU was the cause of this

Plague ?

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