It’s weird to think that cicadas swarm up out of the ground every 13 or 17 years by the millions (or billions!). It’s something akin to a old 1950s B-movie horror show. But it’s true. And it’s happening in the U.S. right now.
Some folks in the media are referring to the current cicada emergence as Swarmageddon 2013. We think that’s a bit dramatic, but for those folks who live in the heavily-affected areas of the Eastern United States, it may certainly feel like they’re living through a horror show. Aside from all of the buzz-saw noise the cicadas make, there is the issue with splatters on grilles, windshields, and auto paint.
Cicadas are big bugs, much larger than little, albeit sticky and annoying, lovebugs, mosquitoes, moths, midges, and fireflies. So, given their size, it’s to be expected that the dimension of the splatters on automobiles will also be bigger. This isn’t good for those looking to get their newly-washed car or truck out on the road for a nice summer drive on the weekend. Nothing ruins a road trip like looking at your prized vehicle covered in bug gunk. Yuck! But it’s bound to happen wherever you live. Warm summer weather brings out the bugs in swarms. The cicada problem that’s affecting half the country is just one part of the summer bug season. The stink bugs are expected to return to Pennsylvania this summer. Black flies are due to return to Upstate New York. Lovebugs will be returning to Florida in swarms. And mosquitoes will be everywhere across the nation, with the 2013 summer mosquito season expected to be one of the worst on record for many regions.
With the prevalence of bugs flying about and smashing into things on the roads and highways this summer, drivers will simply have to get used to the mess and take the kinds of precautions necessary to protect their auto paint. If you live in a particularly affected region during the 2013 summer bug season, you may want to have plenty of bug and tar remover on hand (keeping a can in your car as well as your garage might be a good idea). In addition, you’ll want to keep stock in windshield wiper fluid, making sure to top off the fluid reservoir before any long road trips.
Cleaning bug gunk off your vehicle will be a regular event this summer. And when it comes to removing bug splatters from the exterior surfaces of your car, truck, van, or SUV, you’ll want to use a product that’s capable of saving your paint job from bug-gut acid erosion, yet remain gentle on your finish. A professional-grade bug and tar remover (such as Lifter-1 Bug & Tar Remover) is tough on bug splatters, bird droppings, road tar, and tree sap, yet the citrus formula won’t eat away at your paint. Wipe away the bug mess with ease all summer long with Lifter-1 Bug & Tar Remover!
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