Originally Posted by David Fermani
I don't think so. Not a covered loss. And, it's preventative. The impact of the love bug doesn't damage your paint. It's the effect of it sitting on your paint that does. Therefore because you didn't mitigate your damage it's not covered.
I'd try getting a class action lawsuit against the University of Florida. They're the ones that created the whole mess: ENY-840/IN694: Living With Lovebugs
I just read that article.. I am confused on how the University of Florida is the one to blame.
Some quotes from the article: Lovebug Myths Lovebugs escaped after University of Florida researchers brought them into Florida
University of Florida researchers genetically engineered lovebugs to kill mosquitoes
hose were found under the Myths portion of the article.
Of course it also said this: The body fluids of lovebugs are acidic and immediately dissolve automobile paint
. When numerous lovebugs are smashed on the front of a vehicle, the contents of their bodies, especially eggs, coat the painted surface. No permanent damage is caused, however, if the surface is cleaned before the coating is baked by the sun for a day or two. Marisa and Jeffrey Gedney (personnel communication) determined that macerated lovebugs are about neutral with a pH of 6.5 but become acidic at 4.25 within 24 hours. Yet, automobile paint was not damaged after being coated with macerated lovebugs and held in a humid indoor environment for 21 days. A lovebug-coated surface exposed to the sun for an extended period of time, however, may be damaged by the insects and their removal (Denmark and Mead 2001). The front of a vehicle can be protected by coating it with “car wax” and removing the lovebugs within 24 hours.
Who knows. LOL