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KodiakRV

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"I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« on: September 26, 2010, 06:57:18 PM »
(With apologies to The Miracles)

I saw my first love bug of the Fall season here in central Florida last Tuesday.  We took the RV over to Fort Wilderness on Wednesday and got splattered by a hundred or so.  Today we drove the 60 miles back and were creamed by thousands.  Literally.  The front of our RV was just a giant love bug magnet sucking them in at 55 mph.  When I got home, I estimated there was at least one splattered love bug every two square inches.  Actually, since they come in pairs, that would be one love bug every square inch.  With 13,200 square inches of frontal area, that means 13,200 love bugs bit the bullet today on my RV.  Well, presumably they died happy.   ;D
Frank
Florida

seabreeze331

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 08:09:06 PM »
Frank,
 You need to double your 13,200. Each of those "love bugs" were stacked, hence love bug :-* ;D
Durwood  (Dt)
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 08:22:41 PM »
We've been picking them up in the car the past week too. Not as thick as you, though. Just a couple dozen each time.
Gary
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judway

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 08:46:43 PM »
I have missed them this fall. We are in Cincinnati. ;D
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hpykmpr

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 04:59:14 AM »
Oh joy , we are leaving Nova Scotia on Oct. 1 to return to Florida I hope that they are gone by the time we get there which should be about Oct. 12. The rest of the splatter on the front of the RV will be enough even without the love bugs. Alan

Jim Dick

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 07:22:10 AM »
Frank,

Glad you're taking care of the problem for us. :) At least they will all be gone by the time we return. Might even get out in the spring before they return!
Jim

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geodrake

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 08:08:50 AM »
26,400/2 = 13,200 died with a smile on their face!

We should all be so lucky.
George Drake

Johncmr

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 05:28:06 PM »
Rather deal with 12,000 love bugs than 27 bed-bugs!!

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KodiakRV

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 06:59:50 PM »
Oh joy , we are leaving Nova Scotia on Oct. 1 to return to Florida I hope that they are gone by the time we get there which should be about Oct. 12. The rest of the splatter on the front of the RV will be enough even without the love bugs. Alan
Frank,
Glad you're taking care of the problem for us. :) At least they will all be gone by the time we return. Might even get out in the spring before they return!
Hey, I'll just drive around for the next few weeks and vacuum them all up before you two get here!
Frank
Florida

KodiakRV

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 07:01:15 PM »
Rather deal with 12,000 love bugs than 27 bed-bugs!!
johncmr

Amen to that.  I cringe everytime that I read something on them.  A friend got bit at a motel in Texas recently.
Frank
Florida

Jim Dick

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 08:10:42 PM »
Frank,

Thanks, nothing like arriving with no love bugs. ;D
Jim

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hpykmpr

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Re: "I'm just a love (bug) machine..."
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 04:40:28 AM »
Hey, I'll just drive around for the next few weeks and vacuum them all up before you two get here!


Good deal, make sure you get them all, thanks Alan

 

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