-> 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
m Ransley wrote:
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
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.
:) 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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