Lady Bugs

There are a Lady Bugs all over the house for what reason this fall I do not know, is there a way to get rid of them?
Thanks Tom
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-> There are a Lady Bugs all over the house for what reason this fall I do not -> know, is there a way to get rid of them?
I had that problem last year. I believe they were coming in through the AC/heating vents, but I never did pin it down. I haven't seen any inside this year.
Lady bugs are beneficial insects. If there's any way, see if you can capture them and release them outside.
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Suzie-Q wrote:

I always keep them in my green house. Tony
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twfsa wrote:

A vacuum seems to work. They are not our domestic lady bugs, but rather a import. You will notice they are orange and not red like our domestic lady bugs.
How many you get depends on many factors like weather. This year I have only seen one. I did not see that many all summer.
They are looking to winter over and in a short time they will be hidden away and you are not likely to see many if any until spring when they are getting ready to leave.
They can bite, but except for the rare person with an allergy the bites are minor.
regular insect sprays kill them. You can call in a professional if you like, but from what I hear, it is a little too late by now.
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Lady bugs are trying to find places for the winter months. Vacuum them up using the crevice attachment. I was surprised to learn that lady bugs can bite, although it feels just a small pinch. Crushing them can leave a stain or odor.
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Phisherman wrote:

Call in some Redneck Gentlemen bugz......they'll fly away home!
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Ortho Seven in a garden sprayer or hose sprayer. but they are harmless and are good bugs, they are even carnivorous, eating themselves. Leave them if you can. they need a winter home
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It seems to me that some of you folks do not realize what the problem is with them. The imported ones, that's the orange colored ones, are a real nuisance. After a couple of nights of hard frost and a period of warm day-time temperatures, these things came out and swarmed in the thousands. During the summer months I hardly saw any in the gardens, and the ones I did see were the red ones native to North America. The orange ones did not appear until well after the gardens were pulled and ready for winter. This year they showed up about three weeks later than last year. They swarm in the tens of thousands and on one afternoon completely cover the end of the house where the sun was shining. They enter into the house every time you open a door, they come in on your clothes and pets, and enter through any crack they can find. While working outside these things are all over you, even in your hair, and they do bite.
So, if you only have a few around then you may consider them as being beneficial. But when you have them by the thousands they are a pest. The twits that imported these things should be neutered so their gene pool does not spread. Will they never learn that importing non-native insects and animals may solve one problem but almost always creates many new ones?
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I agree. Its no fun to open you medicine cabinet and find them crawling over your tooth brush or feel them crawl over you when your in bed.
The best solution we have found is to leave a light on all night in one room and hang some sticky fly paper from it. It doesn't kill them any faster, although they seem to be a little attracted to each other's scent. It does keep most of them in one room, and instead of dying on your floor they die on the paper.

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:) There are a Lady Bugs all over the house for what reason this fall I do not :) know, is there a way to get rid of them?
You can spray the side of the structure with a pyrethroid based insecticide and it will have a repelling action. For the ones inside , if you have the hose attachment on the vacuum, secure an old stocking, with a rubber band or such, that it collects the beetles as you vacuum them up, then release a distance from the home or store in the fridge until next Spring.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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