Love is in the air across the Suncoast…love bugs, that is.

It’s once again love bug mating season, which means the little critters are out by the thousands.

Matt Smith, the Director of Mosquito Management for Sarasota County told ABC-7 the bugs are annoying, but harmless. He says they actually help the environment by eating decaying plant life.

The bugs usually only have a life span of a week or two, which means the bugs will be out of our hair- quite literally- sooner rather than later.