I used to believe they were here because of an experiment at the University of Florida gone awry. Alas, not true. Snopes proved it an urban legend once again.
They do come out twice a year — spring and fall — for a week or so. But it’s bad when they swarm. They usually swarm after long periods of rain. Now that Rita has finally gotten out of here, the love bugs are swarming again.
What a pain.