lady bug trap?

My house has lady bugs. They don't bother me much, but the wife has to vacuum them about twice a week. I was wondering if there was a way to trap them and put them back in the garden. Thanks in advance.
Gary
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says... :) My house has lady bugs. They don't bother me much, but the wife has to :) vacuum them about twice a week. I was wondering if there was a way to trap :) them and put them back in the garden. Thanks in advance. :) :) :) Gary :) :) :) If your vacuum has an extension hose, secure an old stocking so that it creates a screen that collects the insects you vacuum up.
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snipped-for-privacy@voyager.net wrote:

They are probably the Asian lady bugs that love it here. They will swarm toward the windows that have the most sunlight and moisture. They love bathrooms and kitchens. Also, you can leave a light on at night and they will all end up at the light before dawn. I vacuum up ours each day with a dustbuster with a crevice tool ($15 at ACE hardware right now). Then I release them outdoors. They are supposed to find a crevice to crawl into during the winter. Unfortunately some of the crevices are the cracks around windows and doors. They sense the heat and moisture.
The dustbuster is especially fun to get flys with. They are a more challenging target than lady bugs. You can even use it to for small cleaning tasks.
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:46:58 GMT, "Stephen M. Henning"

Sounds like pretty cheap entertainment. :-) Let me tell you about grape races in the m'wave.
Re:ladybugs -- it does appear as if vacuuming is the best/most practical solution to an over-supply.
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Dustbusters collect them Dirt Devils grind them The best trap I know is a house painted white. Asian ladybugs overwinter in limestone crevices and caves. Guess what a dark window in a white house looks like.
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aclimated to the winter and do something else I suppose. Keep that vacuum humming till spring.
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American ladybugs winter over in decomposing logs and leaf litter, staying "warm" from the heat generated through the decomposition of these materials.
fun facts to know and tell..... Linda H.
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