Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love Bugs!!

We left Fort Pierce this morning and started our trip up to the Cheasapeake. We ended motoring most of the way to Cocoa Beach as the wind was right on the nose most of the way, and to add to our fun we had swarms of Love Bugs the whole way. If you don't know what they are or haven't experienced them, here is a article about them; Lovebugs are a considerable nuisance to motorists. They congregate in unbelievable numbers along highways and the insects spatter on the windshields and grills of moving trucks and automobiles. Windshields become covered with the fatty remains, and vision is obscured. During flights, the flies clog radiator fins causing cars to overheat. They also get into refrigeration equipment on trucks causing them to malfunction. The fatty tissue will cause pitting of the car's finish if it is not removed within a few days. Flies enter cars and sometimes drivers and passengers soil their clothing by sitting on lovebugs. They are also a considerable nuisance to fresh paint. The flies enter houses under construction in such numbers that carpenters refuse to work. Beekeepers complain because worker bees do not visit flowers that have been infested with the flies.

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