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Most people know something about ladybugs. You’ve seen them around your home and at your local park. You likely thought nothing about it. Ladybugs belong to the Coccinellidae family and can grow up to half an inch. They’re either orange, yellow, or scarlet and they have a few black dots on their wings. Their other body parts are normally black. Around the world, there are more than 5,000 ladybug species, but roughly 450 are native to North America. Although most are harmless, a few ladybug species are considered pests in North America and Europe.
Reasons Ladybugs Invade
Ladybugs invade homes because they fit into the overwintering pest category. They do not want to be stuck outside when winter arrives. They cannot tolerate the brutal, cold weather. As a result, they’re going to enter your home. The pest species were brought to the United States in the 20th century to eliminate aphids. However, these pests survived during the winter and their population grew swiftly. As a result, they’re pests in our area now.
Thankfully, ladybugs aren’t dangerous. They do not pose health hazards to humans or animals. You don’t have to worry about getting sick due to your infestation. These pests do not carry parasites or diseases. They do not make people ill. However, the Asian lady beetle can nip. The biggest issue is that these pests are going to create a mess in your home.
Ways To Tackle The Problem
If you want to do nothing, wait a few months. Ladybugs tend to enter homes in last fall. Then, they’re going to leave homes in spring. Since they do not create nests, they’re harder to eliminate. Instead, you’ll need to treat each ladybug individually. Our company offers a cost-effective ladybug program. When you sign up for this service, it is only a matter of time before the pests are removed from your home.
Eliminating Ladybugs Without Help
Could you remove ladybugs from your home without professional assistance? You could. All you have to do is use a vacuum cleaner to suck them up. Then, you can dispose of them elsewhere. Just remember that this method is only effective for small infestations. If you’re dealing with bigger infestations and more pests, contact our office. We’re here to help.
When Can An Exterminator Start?
Contact us right now. We’re always ready to begin working hard for our clients. We’ll contact you within 48 hours or sooner.
Our company strives to provide the safest ladybug treatments. We rely on products approved by the EPA because we want to keep you safe. Our technicians are trained thoroughly and regularly to guarantee your safety. When you’re ready to put an end to the problem, call us.
Preventing Future Problems
It is hard to stop ladybugs from invading your home. One thing you can do is properly seal your home’s exterior walls. Seal any gaps or cracks to keep them out.