Love Bugs Return to North Central Florida
Published May 12th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Author of, “That Gunk on Your Car,” Dr. Mark Hostetler has been closely examining the goop and splats on windshields and car grills for years now and he dispels fact from fiction when it comes to lovebug origins in Gainesville.
“I’ve heard this myth over and over again...University of Florida researchers did not invent them, they did not release them, they just happened to appear in FL, natural progression."
Hostetler also highlights some methods to help debug your car, “If you dont clean them off right away they get pretty hard and takes a little elbow grease to get them off but really to protect your car what I recommend is a good wax job."
They came to North Central Florida from central America in the 1930’s and 40's.
Hostetler adds that common household oils like Pam, may help get your car slick enough to repel bugs.
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