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What Are Ladybugs?
Ladybugs are adorable until you’ve found hundreds of them in your home. This insect is a part of the Consolidated family of beetles. Most will range in size from 1/32 to ½ an inch. They’re red, orange, or yellow with a few black spots. There are more than 5,000 ladybug species in the world with 450 being native to North America. In Europe and North America, some species are classified as pests. However, it is important to understand that ladybugs serve a purpose so they’re useful insects too. They help eliminate pests in gardens.
Over the years, the Mall of America had released a million ladybugs to protect its indoor park.
Why Does My Home Have Ladybugs?
Most species of ladybugs are fine. They won’t create any serious problems. However, the pest species made it to North American during the 20th century. They were used to protect agricultural crops. Unfortunately, this form of aphid control spiraled out of control when the ladybug found a way to survive the Winter. It does so by taking shelter on South facing walls or by going inside.
Are Ladybugs Dangerous?
Ladybugs do not pose a danger. They’re not dangerous to animals or humans. It is believed that ladybugs can bite humans but it doesn’t happen often. In addition to this, it doesn’t pose any danger since these bugs do not carry or transmit diseases. The only problem with ladybugs is the fact that they’re a nuisance and they’ll create a mess.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs?
If you can tolerate the bugs, you can wait for them to leave. When the temperatures increase and the days get longer, the ladybugs will leave their hibernation spot. Nevertheless, these bugs are going to be a nuisance throughout the winter. Sadly, it is tough to get rid of ladybugs because they do not have nests. Instead, you’ll need to target each individual bug. It is best to let a professional deal with the problem for you.
Can I Eliminate A Ladybug Infestation Myself?
Trying to tackle a ladybug infestation alone is going to be an uphill battle. First, you have to get rid of each bug since there is no nest to deal with. Plus, you have to worry about the pest control products you purchase. Many of these products are dangerous. To avoid these risks, we recommend calling us. We use safe and effective products.
When Can You Begin?
We know you want to eliminate this problem quickly. This is why we respond quicker than anyone else. Depending on our current schedule, you can likely begin in 24 to 48 hours.
Are Lady Bug Treatments Safe?
Our company uses the newest ladybug control methods and products registered by the EPA. Our exterminators follow strict rules to ensure that we’re going to protect our clients and their loved ones.
How Can I Avoid Future Ladybug Infestations?
You cannot realistically prevent ladybugs from returning to your home. However, you can stop them from thriving. To do that, you should fix the problem as soon as you notice it. Call us so we can get rid of them for you.