So, where did lovebugs come from? Are they the result of a University of Florida experiment gone awry? The real answer is no.
The truth is, the history of lovebugs is not as colorful as one might hope. They were native to Central America and migrated up through Texas to all Southeastern states bordering the Gulf of Mexico and eventually virtually all of Florida. Despite their name, lovebugs are not bugs at all. They are actually flies! These fly-like pests are attached in pairs – hence the “Love”. Lovebug flight usually occurs twice a year, once in April/May and again in August/September. Southern Louisiana experienced flights of lovebugs during the 1920’s and their first presence in Florida were made in 1947. Lovebugs have moved northward and been reported up to both South and North Carolina. They are also known as “March Fly, Honeymoon Fly, Telephone Bug, KissyBug and Double Headed Bug.
The problem with lovebugs:
Although lovebugs are harmless to humans, they pose a threat to our automobiles. Because they congregate in large numbers near highways and interstates, lovebugs commonly cover the car’s windshield, hood, grill, and front bumper of any vehicle traveling. Order your LoveBug Cleaner and LoveBug Wipes today, and one for someone else you care about and “End the love affair between lovebugs and your car”.