I really hate love bugs, guys. I know everything on this planet has a purpose but I really don’t see what purpose the love bug has besides going splat on my car and currently, swarming around my house. Apparently love bugs just lovveeee freshly painted houses and I just had my house painted right at the beginning of their time to fly and mate. All the love bugs in my neighborhood are on my house now. My neighbors have like, 5… I have a million.
Please see exhibit A and B.
I mean, SERIOUSLY GUYS! Everyone wall and window of my house looks like that. In fact, they are even getting in to the house because a few windows need to have their weather stripping replaced and they’re going under it. :(
I had this GREAT idea to just hose them down, no way they could survive a nice blast of water from a high pressure sprayer right?
I give you, Exhibit C.
This was roughly ten minutes after I sprayed down the love bugs from the first two pictures. I’m not sure if these are the same bugs that got sprayed or if they’re new ones that are settling in. Either way, it’s disturbing and annoying. I’m not sure which is worse…whether they’re not dying from the water (but they’ll totally go splat on my car and ruin the paint) and just coming back OR that there are just THAT many to take the place of the recently exterminated love bugs.
What is really irking me though… they’re still building houses in my neighborhood and a few have been painted this week and yet I don’t see the same love bug activity around those houses as with my house. I mean, I’m still picking off dead love bugs who landed on the wet paint while they were painting. Maybe the type of paint matters? A Satin finish was used on my house and the other houses are getting the Flat finish.
Come on end-of-love-bug season!