It's Florida love bug season again but fortunately the little love makers will only be around for several weeks.
According to Wikipedia, there is a theory that love bugs give a clue as to whether there is going to be an active hurricane season. Florida, in 2004 saw a lot of love bugs prior to an active hurricane season. In 2005 and 2006, there were fewer love bugs and the state had relatively quiet hurricane years. This year there are love bugs EVERYWHERE and it is predicted that the Atlantic is to have a very active storm season from June to November. Fortunately, the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach area has historically had fewer major storms roll through and that's a big reason why NASA chose to launch from here. I feel safer already :-)
Love bug carcasses are high in acidity and can eat away at paint and pit chrome. Some say that wiping them off with a dryer sheet helps. Other theories include spraying the areas with Pam or similar product. Another idea is to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: apparently it will take crayon marks off the walls and love bugs off the car. In any case, they're a real pain in the windshield. Isn't nature grand!!
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