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.
:) 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.
If your vacuum has an extension hose, secure an old stocking so that it
creates a screen that collects the insects you vacuum up.
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.
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
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
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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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