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Old 20-06-2009, 13:24   #1
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NE Florida Flying Insects!

there are some flying bugs here right now and they cover a boat.

How do i get them to stay away???????




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Old 20-06-2009, 13:27   #2
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You DON'T, and wait until you try to wash them. This green ink flows all over everything. Today I walked out, and it looked like mud was all over the truck. When we returned from California 4 years ago. The boat was beige. You couldn't see the red, or white. They do make nice marinating sauce though......now get a job will you!.....i2f
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Old 20-06-2009, 13:30   #3
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Want me to open your boat up John? so it can cool off lol



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Old 20-06-2009, 13:31   #4
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They are called love bugs as they "fly united" .They will disappear in a week or so after they mate. They will take paint off the front of cars when they are hit on the highway. They also like shady area so will accummulate on the shady side of sails.
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don't leave them on your car for very long .. or you may never get them off. i have driven through them so thick that it sounded like rain and they covered the windshield. also they smell bad.
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don't leave them on your car for very long .. or you may never get them off. i have driven through them so thick that it sounded like rain and they covered the windshield. also they smell bad.
...and, your windshield wipers only smear the gunk around to make it more hopeless to see through.... The bug-off stuff auto parts stores sell works reasonably well

If you are at a marina, I wonder if a fan might blow them away from your boat..... Except that your boat neighbor may not be so happy about the lovebugs blown that way...

Perhaps, you ought to just open up a cold beer and try to ignore them

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(who is suffering from from another type of bug... The bugs here in Minnesota are unbelievable at this time of year. I used to think the TX mosquitos were the worst.. MN ones definitely give them stiff competition.)
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Love bug season in north Florida! I spent three years in Tallahassee and got to know the little buggers well. WD-40 will help get their gooey, sticky remains off your car or boat.
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you can also wet a dryer sheet (the fabric softener kind) and use it to scrub off the love bugs. They won't scratch your finish or deteriorate it like some of the chemical cleaners. Just make sure you rinse the area off with rubbing with your hand or a wash cloth or you'll have soapy residue.
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I'm glad I"m not the only one with these issues! We have them here in Lousianna. Its so frusturating to wash down the boat at night, then come out in the morning to find them piled up in odd crooks and crankys, and trying to wash them off before the captain comes out, asking why the boat has piles of bugs on it!! haha

Lousianna is not my fav place...
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...and, your windshield wipers only smear the gunk around to make it more hopeless to see through.... The bug-off stuff auto parts stores sell works reasonably well

If you are at a marina, I wonder if a fan might blow them away from your boat..... Except that your boat neighbor may not be so happy about the lovebugs blown that way...

Perhaps, you ought to just open up a cold beer and try to ignore them

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(who is suffering from from another type of bug... The bugs here in Minnesota are unbelievable at this time of year. I used to think the TX mosquitos were the worst.. MN ones definitely give them stiff competition.)
Hey...........watch it buddy, that's our State Bird you're talking about!
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They are not lovebugs, but I have heard them called blind mosquitos.....i2f
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