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Old 04-27-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Lovebug repellents???

Is there anything out there that would keep those pesky love bugs from flying around you? I read somewhere that Avon skin so soft deters mosquitos...is there anything like that for love bugs?
Okay...you can stop laughing now.. ...I'm serious!!
We don't have love bugs in Texas...except maybe the two legged kind!
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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i hear you. my 2 yo dd is scared of love bugs we were at walmart and there was one on our buggy and she started freaking out!!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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I read on another thread someone using the skin so soft for the love bugs too and found it effective.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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We live in Louisiana and they are bad here. U just have to deal with them. (nasty little buggers) they just fly they don't bite or sting. Just annoying
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #5
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What in the world is a love bug???
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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Exclamation Here they are...YUCK!!!

http://cardhouse.com/drcliff/studio/...y/lovebugs.JPG
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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Let me know if you find one: I have lived here my whole life and haven't found anything!

Seriously, they are a nuisance more than anything, especially on the car, where they can damage the paint. They do not bite or sting.



They do seem to like light colors and damp places, but I don't think you can do anything to keep them away.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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Ick!!!! Are there alot in FL?
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #9
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Don't wear white. It attracts them. The front door of my house is white. It is always covered with them.
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Ick!!!! Are there alot in FL?
Yes, during certain times of the year they are everyone in FL.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #11
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Yes, during certain times of the year they are everyone in FL.
We've got them here , too.

Don't worry about them. They won't bother you, they are too busy!
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #12
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In a lot of cases, they seem to just be floating on the breeze, not really going anywhere specific, so I don't think there is anything that would actually repel them.
My MIL wears Skin So Soft all the time and she gets just as many on her while we are in Florida during Love Bug season as anyone else.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:55 PM   #13
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When is "love bug season". (crossing fingers it is not in September)
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:04 PM   #14
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LOL, one in spring, the other is in Sept. It's really not that bad. There are those of us who live with them!
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Here is some info about bugs in florida ..love bug mosquitos ( the state bird ) and noseeums . I have lived here my whole life ~ put some rain-x or wax on your windshield and ehadlights use a plastic mesh scrubby and some bug and tar remover to remove the pesky critters. but do NOT and i repeate do NOT use your wipers/washers because Love bugs smear REALLY badly. I hope that this helps. http://goflorida.about.com/cs/planni...rip/a/bugs.htm
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