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When do they go away?
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No kidding. Grill and windshield are a mess.
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Had a "pair" zoom straight upway half my nose coupla hours ago. Not very dignified when you are screaming and punching at your face in public.
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i think this is the worst they've ever been
FlyRod
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Very few where I live. T&P for those bedeviled by the cute little critters.
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Orlando Ayala Cant Read said:

i think this is the worst they've ever been
Lots of rainfall didn't hurt.
The Anchor
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Orlando Ayala Cant Read said:

i think this is the worst they've ever been
I remember 2004/2005ish being way worse.
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The Anchor said:

Orlando Ayala Cant Read said:

i think this is the worst they've ever been
I remember 2004/2005ish being way worse.
Yep, this is nothing compared to that outbreak.

Having to clean the windshield of one's vehicle 2-3 times a day completely sucked, and it last for 6+ weeks.
MrsGDub04
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I read that they usually stick around for 4-5 weeks. Any idea how many weeks it's been so far? We had to come inside this afternoon from playing because they were just swarming!
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Well, that is hard to judge. They showed up before Harvey then seemed to take a hiatus while that was happening.. so I don't know if we get credit for the interim time or not. But they are back with a vengeance!

We typically work on the back patio, (I know, poor us) and they just fly in and land on us, our laptops, paperwork, water cups, they just don't care.

I know that people are saying there was a worse year, but I just don't remember it being worse than this.
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Could be worse, could be a plague of horseflies!
Walk softly and carry a big stick! Make sure the big stick makes big boom noises and flashy bright lights.
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Or mosquitoes like those south of us are enduring.
Take these jerks in swarms over skeeters in swarms.
There are places around here that have skeeters in swarms on steroids.
Not my place, we use Jennifer.
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They constituted the only fly-over at the game Saturday evening.
ChampsAg
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Apparently my garage and truck doors are prime meeting places...
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I may have made a mistake in taking my top and doors back off once Harvey passed. I'd grin and bear it, but then I'd have to pick the love bugs out of my teeth.
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After driving to Cleveland and back on Sunday afternoon:

"What's this button do?"
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They attacked me yesterday mowing the lawn...I finished up as quick as I could!
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When they get on your vehicle's paint job, scrub them off immediately. They are highly acidic and will ruin the paint job. I take an old towel, soak it in warm, soapy water, and lay it over the stuck bugs for about five minutes, then use the towel to scrub them off. Works pretty good.

I've also sprayed them with WD 40 on my old truck, and that cuts them fairly well too.

Yesterday, they invaded my patio, where I sprayed them with air born spray ... killed only about half of them, and suddenly, more came back.
Bunk Moreland
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they've been in deep east tx for about 3.5 weeks now, and just the last week and a half they've picked up around B/CS.

My guess is 2 more weeks.
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The Anchor said:

Orlando Ayala Cant Read said:

i think this is the worst they've ever been
I remember 2004/2005ish being way worse.
I agree. We were building my house in Shenandoah this time of year in 2004. My house is a light color but several times with the love bugs, the upstairs exterior was almost completely black. The floors inside were completely covered with dead bugs(before they put down the flooring). It was disgusting.
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Pretty sure they are the devil himself
RJ3
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Thought I would share this with y'all. At ABC were currently running a promotion on our Facebook page because of the damn Love Bugs. Free carwash for the winner and the person that they tag. Enjoy

ABC Home and Commercial
Finding X
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It's be awesome if lovebugs ate mosquitoes.... I have both in swarms at my place.
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Someone on the automotive board highly recommended using a dampened dryer sheet to remove them from vehicles.
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I think we made it past peak lbug
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jimmyb said:

I think we made it past peak lbug
drove up to CS on Wed afternoon and was covered. Drove back to Houston this morning ( Fri) and only had a few. Maybe we will get a break till the next cool snap.
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labmansid said:

Someone on the automotive board highly recommended using a dampened dryer sheet to remove them from vehicles.
It worked well for me today.
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BMo said:

labmansid said:

Someone on the automotive board highly recommended using a dampened dryer sheet to remove them from vehicles.
It worked well for me today.


I just got a duckys car wash unlimited plan, much easier
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Had to drive to Austin today. Starting around Caldwell, it sounded like it was raining. Immediately washed my car when I got home. Worst coverage I ever been through and we lived near Beaumont before we moved here.
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I do not love those bugs.
Kitten With A Whip
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I just got done washing down my patio and patio door to get rid of these things. They are awful! I used a lot of Comet, water and push broom for the patio and I actually had to used some WD40 on the patio doors to get them all off. Now there are more swarming! I'll be glad when those disgusting things are gone!
The Anchor
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This year they came early and weren't nearly as bad (here's to hoping they don't come back again this year).
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The solution is to not let them bake on your paint. I get the $27 plan at Drew's car wash and go through 4 or 5 times a week. You can go twice a day if you want.
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Soak a Bounce dryer sheet in water.

Bugs dissolve almost instantly.

Rinse residue.

You're welcome.
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Muzzleblast said:

Soak a Bounce dryer sheet in water.

Bugs dissolve almost instantly.

Rinse residue.

You're welcome.

Yes, this works great. I do it all the time! (or, I should say that I have my son do it )
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