Cupid, flowers chocolate, hearts – it seems our minds are consumed by all things love during the month of February. So given that and the fact that we are a Northern Florida pest control company, we thought it would be a great idea to share information about the lovebug. Though not a pest we usually see in February, with a name like ‘lovebug’ we really couldn’t resist talking about it.
The lovebug is known to some as the honeymoon fly, kissingbug, or double-headed bug. Can you guess where this is going? These small, flying insects will remain attached after mating for several days. And in a lovebug flight there could be hundreds or even thousands of these insects flying around, all attached to their mate.
There are usually two flights a year, one in the late spring and then another in the late summer. Some areas may even experience three flights a year. The good news is that even if you are witness to a massive lovebug flight, these insects do not bite or sting. The biggest trouble is usually when travelers have to deal with the splat of hundreds of lovebugs hitting the windshield, hood and grill of the car. And they are not easy to clean!
While there is not much you can do to prevent lovebug splats on the windshield other than not driving during a major swarm of these insects, there are a few things that you can do to help ease the annoyance of lovebugs. First, make sure that if you have open windows that they have screens intact. If the screens have any holes or tears you will want to have them replaced. If lovebugs happen to land a spot inside of your car, a vacuum is always a good way to get rid of them.
If you would like to learn more about Florida lovebugs as well as any other pests that you may be finding around your home or business in Florida then please contact McCall Service today! We will perform a thorough inspection and then our Florida pest control professionals will work with you to ensure that your FL home remains pest free no matter what time of the year!