Bugpedal (bug’ ped uhl) – v. To accelerate or decelerate rapidly in an attempt to remove a clinging insect from a car’s windshield.
Spring will be with us again before we know it, and that’s the time when bugs like to swarm. Warmer weather brings out the mating instincts in insects, and these little critters are going to be flying everywhere. For some reason, it seems they like the roads and highways best. I don’t know if insects are attracted to the smell of burning gasoline or burnt motor oil and other petroleum products. It seems they take on the state roads by storm, in Florida, Hwy 60 seems to be there favourite, and Lake Wales must be their spawning grounds, because any time a trip has been made through there, no matter if you are going from Miami to Tampa, or from Ft. Myers to Jacksonville. When you drive through Lake Wales, or maybe even Lake County in general, your car will become inundated with insects corpses, and sometimes, those bugs are not your ordinary bugs. These are Southern Bugs! They have a resilience like no other insects on the planet with the exception of those living in the Amazon Rainforest. You will eventually encounter a bug so big on your windshield that you will have to apply a Bugpedal technique. This is especially good for getting rid of dragon and damselflies, but if you want to bugpedal to get rid of Lovebugs, it won’t happen. Lovebugs are far beyond bugpedaling to remove. Recommendation: Very hot water and dawn, then more very hot water.