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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy i hate lovebugs

well its lovebug season again in north florida. just wondering how many other people around the country have to deal with these nasty little critters? i believe they are strictly a southern us problem but arent sure how far they have migrated
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 03:26 PM
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Here in MI we have June bugs. Big fat brown semi flying beetles.

I say semi flying because it seems they fly in from somewhere, crashing into people and houses, then they just waddle their fat ass around, never taking to the air again....
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I solved the lovebug problem by moving from Deltona, Florida to Kansas...

One thing I know, Lovebugs SUCK...
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Orlando used to call them Palmetto bugs. Haven't been there in a while so don't know if we're talking about the same thing

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I guess I must be one of the "lucky ones", in southeast TX we have to deal with love bugs AND june bugs.

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Spent 5 1/2 years at Eglin AFB, really got to love the bugs. It seemed like some days in a short drive you could run through 6 to 7 swarms in a short distance. Had a bike then for a short time but did not seem to have a problem with them, must not of had the bike very long. Can't seem to remember of having trouble with them when riding there.

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Up here mid way in Saint Louis we seem to get over-run with a diffrent insect species on a yearly basis. One year we had lady bugs. another year crickets, we have had locusts, grasshoppers, June bugs and even flying roaches.
This year it seems to be those big green gnats and moths. Where are all the spiders when you need them?


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They just had a thing on the local news this weekend about bats migrating south through the area. Great to help control the insect problem, but now I gotta worry about hitting a bat instead of a bug?
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This thread is making me hungry.

Nothing like riding through a swarm of fireflys and looking like a x-mas tree.

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Doug and Dragon, you guys are keeping me in stitches!!!

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