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Sep 15, 2019 19:47:08   #
jeanne63
 
I’m in Savannah and sick of these flipping bugs. Are they in your corner of the world? What is their purpose? How do we get rid of them?
 
Sep 15, 2019 20:04:36   #
Candycounter1 (a regular here)
 
We have to be careful of mosquitoes & TriPle EEE threat in Mass ❗️😱❗️☹️
Sep 15, 2019 20:09:43   #
rainie (a regular here)
 
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article174660146.html
They remind me of Box Elder bugs.
How 'bout the time they had to call out the snow plows to clear the May flies off a Hastings MN bridge?
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/07/03/mayflies-swarm-into-hastings-for-annual-infestation/
Sep 15, 2019 20:13:47   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
jeanne63 wrote:
I’m in Savannah and sick of these flipping bugs. Are they in your corner of the world? What is their purpose? How do we get rid of them?


Oooooh, yes!! Plenty of them here in the SC Lowcountry! I don't know their purpose, don't know how to get rid of them! But remember---it's better to have the stinkin' love bugs than snow in the winter!

If you want to learn about them, here's a link:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebug
Sep 15, 2019 20:23:31   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Remember those awful things! Here in Washington State they have what is called "no see 'ems". But you sure do feel them! And they bite.
Sep 15, 2019 20:33:18   #
fortunate1 (a regular here)
 
I see them once in a while in Oregon, not to many.
 
Sep 15, 2019 21:12:37   #
NKC55
 
Every May and September we had love bugs in Florida. Some years worse than others. When we built our house in Sarasota in 1996, the guys had to take off an entire week because they swarmed so much. Ruined the front grill of my Jeep another year. Story is they were brought into the state to eat mosquitoes but it didn’t work!
Sep 15, 2019 21:15:17   #
farrieremily
 
Candycounter1 wrote:
We have to be careful of mosquitoes & TriPle EEE threat in Mass ❗️😱❗️☹️


It's strange to me because I've known of this for decades with the horses but never until a month ago knew it was also transmissible to people. I surprised my husband by knowing what all the "E"s stood for.
Sep 15, 2019 22:31:29   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
Oooooh, yes!! Plenty of them here in the SC Lowcountry! I don't know their purpose, don't know how to get rid of them! But remember---it's better to have the stinkin' love bugs than snow in the winter!

If you want to learn about them, here's a link:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebug
Interesting read. I don't think they've made their way this far north, but - if global warming continues - they will, eventually.

Instead, we get mayflies: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayfly

Great meals for fly-eating birds or bats, but really, really nasty to ride a bicycle through when they swarm densely!! On the plus side, if the Saint Lawrence River were badly polluted, they couldn't exist.
Sep 16, 2019 05:24:43   #
paljoey46
 
They swarm here in Florida in May and September. They were, as the story goes, supposed to be a way to get rid of mosquitoes. Not working out very well.
Sep 16, 2019 05:26:45   #
MardiSumner
 
Every May & September; we're in south central Florida & we get them in droves! Dorian pulled a lot of them away, however...
Get some orange cleaner, without pumace, keep them off your vehicles as they will eat through your clear coat & paint. Non-abrasive scrubber helps, too. They come from the sides of highways in the dead grass. Sorry!
 
Sep 16, 2019 06:29:46   #
NRoberts (a regular here)
 
We have them here in Florida. They used to be thick as a cloud hovering over the highway and if you opened your window anywhere in the area you car would fill with them. They'll take the paint off your car.

Apparently they came to the US from Central America in the 1920's.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/how-love-bugs-came-to-florida-and-no-they-werent-created-to-eat-mosquitoes
Sep 16, 2019 07:10:58   #
peacefulknitter (a regular here)
 
We have the $&#@% spotted lantern flies.
Sep 16, 2019 07:21:56   #
CarNew
 
Spring and Fall in both Florida and Texas. Spring was bad in Florida this past Spring.
Sep 16, 2019 07:33:07   #
lkb850
 
They are so bad on paint on the cars. I don't know how to keep them off. Washing the car every day is next to impossible for me.
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