I took a car trip to S. Florida last weekend and the car was loaded with love bugs. After checking into the motel it started to rain during the night sometime. The next morning the car had no love bugs at all. Seemed extended soaking with water did the trick. So, after a ride this Sunday on the trike to Sebring I returned home with lots of love bugs. Not feeling like washing the trike I used an empty windex bottle and filled it with water and sprayed all the bugs. I came out to the garage after a couple hours and did it again and repeated whenever I thought of it, trying to keep them wet. The next morning the bugs were gone. The only thing left was water spots where the water had dried.
I've tried dryer sheets and hydrogen peroxide before but to me this worked the easiest and was the most effective. I got to admit I may have not let the peroxide set long enough and didn't give it a good chance but what could be easier then water? Try to keep them wet.