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Old 09-17-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default I am not normally bothered by bugs , but.....

.... i've had just about enough of these love bugs!!!
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:06 PM   #2
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Myself. They are all over my back door getting in house everytime i come.in or out

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Old 09-17-2017, 01:14 PM   #3
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you would think they would spray for the bastages , kinda like mosquito control.

I hate the sorry arsed things.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:35 PM   #4
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.... i've had just about enough of these love bugs!!!
They're so thick up there!!
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:39 PM   #5
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just got back from Houston...they were really bad down there.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #6
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I was outside most of the afternoon yesterday -- saw 1.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:43 PM   #7
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I drove to East Texas last week and my truck was covered in them!
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #8
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Yep. Just a few on way back to Houston from Louisiana

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Old 09-17-2017, 02:03 PM   #9
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Where did they go during the hurricane ? One of life's big mysteries !
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #10
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Read about where people were putting out buckets with about 1 gallon of water with about 1" of mineral oil on top as a love bug trap. I don't know if it works or not never had to deal with them, just passing on what minuscule amounts of knowledge I might have.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #11
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Where did they go during the hurricane ? One of life's big mysteries !

It's been my experience that years of big love bug hatches also indicates a hurricane .... last time they were this bad up in Barnum, Texas was the year Ike came through
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #12
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I had my first experience with them last weekend coming back from Katy. I ran through a cloud of them on 290 that had to be a mile long. Wipers were useless - I had to pull over at a truck stop and scrub them off my windshield so I could see. So do they swarm down there this time every year? How long does it last?
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:35 PM   #13
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I had my first experience with them last weekend coming back from Katy. I ran through a cloud of them on 290 that had to be a mile long. Wipers were useless - I had to pull over at a truck stop and scrub them off my windshield so I could see. So do they swarm down there this time every year? How long does it last?
Until people kill them all with their vehicles.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:36 PM   #14
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I had my first experience with them last weekend coming back from Katy. I ran through a cloud of them on 290 that had to be a mile long. Wipers were useless - I had to pull over at a truck stop and scrub them off my windshield so I could see. So do they swarm down there this time every year? How long does it last?
It does not seem like they swarm every year .... I was serious in my last post when I said it seems like there's a correlation between hurricanes and swarms ..., they swarm every year up in East Texas when we have a storm in late August or September. They have not been bad at all the last several years .... this year is pretty bad!
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:52 PM   #15
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for evey 1,000 killed 10,000 hatch.Horny little creatures i wonder if they kill them selves from so much reproduction
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #16
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To wash them off of your vehicle, wet a bounce sheet and wipe. It cleans them right off.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:36 AM   #17
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I was outside most of the afternoon yesterday -- saw 1.


Had to be 2... they fly in pairs all tangled up


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