Lovebugs are taking over Florida!

If you live in the state of Florida, you will have noticed the abundance of newly-hatched lovebugs. Love them or hate them, love bugs are here to stay, if only for a short while. Here is everything you need to know about the lovebugs in Florida!

Florida lovebugs have two hatching seasons: one in the spring and another again in late summer. After emerging in huge numbers, these interesting insects love to swarm around on the side of the road (which unfortunately causes great concern for drivers) because their windshields, bumpers, and grills become coated with lovebugs.


Tips on how to get rid of lovebugs in Florida

Many Floridians become highly annoyed with them and are always on the lookout for tips on how to get rid of lovebugs in Florida. The easiest way is to fill a large bowl with warm water and lemon-scented detergent. Then, you need to add a drop of mouthwash and combine the mixture well. Put this into a spray bottle and coat the walls of your home and your plants with it and you should have no love bugs in these areas.

Many folks wonder if lovebugs are only in Florida. Although they are most heavily abundant in Florida, in breeding season they can also be found in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, some parts of South Carolina and Louisiana.

How long do lovebugs stay in Florida?

So, how long do lovebugs stay in Florida? Well, the good news is that they are the most prolific in late April and May and then in late August and September. Each hatching season will last for around four to five weeks so you don’t have to put up with them for too long!

There is no need to worry about lovebugs harming you because they do not bite or sting and are not known as disease carriers. At most, they are a nuisance to cars and personal property!


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#1 By Michael Gallagher at 5/17/2019 5:03 PM

Lovebugs are everywhere right now!

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