Squished love bugs dirty a car in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Screenshot/MyFoxTampaBay.com)

Squished love bugs dirty a car in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Screenshot/MyFoxTampaBay.com)

It’s lovebug mating season in Florida, which means big nasty bugs are pelting cars across the Sunshine State, and car wash business owners are cashing in. According to MyFoxTampaBay.com, drivers are having trouble remembering a time when the bug-splatter onslaught was quite this bad.

Lovebugs are a kind of march fly known for sticking together in pairs nonstop for several days, even while flying. And during their mating season, they swarm in big numbers.

“I was coming back from Miami today,” said one driver, Michael Kotch, interviewed by the news station. “And it looked like it was raining, but it was just a huge swarm of love bugs.” Another driver waiting in line at the Mister Car Wash in Tampa added: “I’ve lived here for 20 years and I don’t remember having this many at one time on my car.”

Watch the video from Fox 13 here.