If you spent any time outside at all last week you very likely ran into a love bug or two. And, if you spent any time driving during the morning or evening hours, especially inland, the front of your car probably ran into more than a few. While the abundant season seems to have diminished over the past day or two, at least here in south Lee County, we thought we’d bring in an entomologist to find out more about these strange, frisky, intermittent flying pests. I’m joined in studio by Dr. Joyce Fassbender, she’s an instructor on the Department of Biological Sciences here at Florida Gulf Coast University.
We also pay a visit to a local car wash to find out how they deal with love bugs during mating season.