News for Florida folks

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by R_W_B, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    OMG if you live in Florida I know you're gonna hate to hear this.

    My wife came in and said she just saw some love bugs. I can't see them myself since I pulled a ligament in the back of left knee and can't get around except with a walker LOL, giving me training for gettin old I suspect.

    This is early from my experience with these smelly annoyances. They don't usually start till March. Anyhow they can make a PGR ride a smelly mess, and make your windshield so messed up you can harley see out it. Hope they get done and gone quick.

    For those of you new to Florida best thing to clean them off is to spray some water on them and soften them up a bit and then rub the area with a dryer lint cloth. Do it as quickly as possible since their residue will eat paint. Some good polish applied prior to being blasted with these critters helps in removal. These things come twice a year here, once in spring and once in fall. They stay anywhere from a month to 7 weeks or so.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Dang if they are down by you means it won't be long untill they are up here in north Fl.
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I killed one on my patio table on Sunday!
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I thought I saw one on US1 over the weekend and talked myself out of it. Should have known better.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have been lucky the last couple years,heading to Florida in late Feb.and leaving mid March.They haven't been out.Doesn't look like I will be as lucky this year.
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Steve07 I can't speak for the others but I will be out as much as possible trying to kill as many as I can.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I went to Flo many years ago and there was this frog thing everyday all over especially near the canals in Ft Lauderdale. I think the frog thing happened in the early evening. Also there was a 15 minute rain most every day....Do these phenomenons still happen????
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Oh yeah, plow'em down! If it wasn't for the four letter word "work". I would hurt the population.
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Unaware of the frog thing. Rain showers just don't happen like they used too, IMO. I'm sure Al Gore could explain it........:D
     
  10. 173ABN

    173ABN Active Member

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    Yeppers, saw a few around last weekend hopefully if they came in early they will be gone early