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Why Are There So Many Lovebugs?

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Lovebugs make carwashes lots of money

Many Louisianans have likely noticed a serious uptick in the amount of lovebugs we’re seeing. LSU-Shreveport Associate professor of Biological Sciences Beverly Burden says the relatively mild summer can be to blame for this. She says these last few months are wetter and cooler than we typically see this time of year.

Burden expects the population to decline in the next 10 to 14 days. But she reminds motorists to take extra care of your cars during this time because they can cause extreme problems. The squished bugs can eat through car paint and can cause your radiator to overheat.