Monday, October 02, 2006
Da Love Bug!
Here is a pic of the front of the Motorhome after an 85 miles trip from Ocala to Tampa this morning!Bugs at Large!
These critters are small black bugs, a bit larger than the typical mosquito (unless you are from Canada in which case they are much smaller than the mosquitos! They are large female/small male combos which unite in a life/death dance. Once connected for mating....rear-to-rear, they are forever conjoined! They swarm in Florida Spring and Fall.....usually mid-May and Mid-September for a couple of weeks. For some reason they are late this year.
It took me two hours to scrub these critters off my windshield and coach-front. Had I not chosen to remove them, they would...in a matter of days... make a permanent hole in your paint!
Nice welcome to Florida!
UPDATE: Yes, I knew one of my astute readers would note I did not follow my own advice from the post below about coating the front of the coach with baby oil to keep the bugs from attaching. I just offered the advice, but then in ignorance felt I could get by without following my own directions!