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If you haven’t noticed, it’s again that time…love bug season in the Tampa Bay area! There is a simple way to get them off your car.

These are the culprits that are damaging the paint on our cars.

Love Bugs

(Photo Courtesy of Mason Dixon)

 

What do you do when you’ve squished enough of these little critters while on the road? Cleaning them off is actually much easier than you’d think. All you need is a dryer sheet. Yes, you read that correctly. A common dryer sheet. Here’s how you do it.

Just take the dryer sheet. Any brand. Wet your car wherever the bugs are and wet the dryer sheet. Place the sheet over the bugs for a moment, then you can wipe them away. It’s really that simple. Rinse, and the bugs should be gone!

Dryer sheets

These type of typical dryer sheets are perfect for removing love bugs.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Once love bug season is over, take the time to stash aside some dryer sheets for next season. Don’t use any non-stick sprays on your car. It will damage the paint. Do wax your car, that will help protect your paint.

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Family Summer Vacation Trips Within Driving Distance Of Tampa

  • 1. Clearwater Beach:

    The Pinellas County beaches have lots of options from the bustle of Clearwater to the more serene Indian Rocks Beach.

    Clearwater Beach

    The Pinellas County beaches are the nearest place to go for the sun, the sand and the water.(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • 2. The most obvious, and possibly expensive: Walt Disney World and Universal

    Orlando area theme parks at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. The tourist mecca of central Florida has seemingly anything you’d like to do. Add in Sea World Orlando and Legoland and there’s something for every age group.

    Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

    Walt Disney’s dream is still the most visited tourist attraction.
    (Photo by Olga Thompson/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images)

    Universal Studios Orlando Globe

    (Photo by Rachel Pitts/BBGI)

  • 3. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex:

    Some history, some technology, all coolness. If you plan the trip right, you might even be lucky enough to witness a rocket launch.

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • 4. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park:

    Yes, it’s still there and so is the famous mermaid show!

  • 5. Cedar Key:

    It’s a small community on the Gulf of Mexico where you can find yourself enjoying getting away from the ‘big city’ and enjoy some of the best clam chowder in the country. We’re looking at you, Tony’s!

    Tony’s Platter for 2! Enjoy!

    Posted by Tony's Seafood Restaurant on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • 6. Silver Springs State Park:

    You can enjoy looking through the crystal clear waters from a glass-bottom boat. Bring the family to go canoeing or kayaking through the springs.

  • 7. Tarpon Springs

    Whether you visit for the food, or a dolphin cruise, or to learn the history of the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs, it’s a family trip that isn’t so far.

    Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

    (Photo by Geno/BBGI)

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