Many people avoid planning a Florida vacation during hurricane and tourist season. However, love bug season is another time you should avoid. Consider yourself lucky if you have never experienced the plague of bugs in Florida.
These critters show up in swarms a few times a year and can drive you crazy. If possible, plan your trip around them. Unfortunately, Floridians have no choice but to prepare for battle.
Today, we’re going to tell you how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the love bugs in Florida.
What are Florida love bugs?
Love beetles look similar to another flying insect found in most parts of the country: the firefly or lightning bug. They are about the same size and have a similar shape, but lovebugs lack the blinking hind end. Despite their tiny size, they can be quite a nuisance.
These pesky creatures appear a few times a year. They are mainly active during the day and feed on the nectar of flowers.
They usually appear in large swarms, which often causes motorists to run over them while driving. In Florida, it is common to see vehicles with grilles covered with swarms of love bugs.