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More About Lady Bugs
Ladybugs belong to the Coccinellidae family which means they’re beetles. In terms of size, ladybugs will range from 1/32 to ½ an inch with most being red, yellow, or orange. In addition to this, they will have a few black spots on their wings. The other body parts are black. The world has 5,000 species of ladybugs, but the United States has more than 450 native species. Although ladybugs can create issues for homeowners, they are beneficial for the environment as well. They’re helpful because they’re going to remove scale insects, aphids, mites, and mealybugs from your garden. The Mall of America uses ladybugs to protect its gardens.
Why Are Ladybugs In My Home?
You have ladybugs in your home because these pests are overwintering pests. When it gets cold, they’ll desperately look for a way to enter your home. Ladybugs were brought to the United States in the 20th century as a way to reduce the aphid population around crops. Although they’re benign, they can create some issues for you and your home. Since the bugs found ways to survive through the winter, the ladybug population increased quickly. Now, ladybugs are one of the many overwintering pests. They’ll survive the winter by hiding on South-facing walls.
Do Ladybugs Pose Dangers?
Although ladybugs need to be eliminated, they’re not going to pose a risk to humans or pets. Some ladybugs can bite or nip, but they do not transmit diseases. They don’t carry parasites either. As a homeowner, your biggest concern is dealing with the mess ladybugs will leave in your home. Then, finding a way to keep them out is wise.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs?
If you don’t mind waiting, ladybugs will leave once the warmer temperatures arrive. However, you’ll have to live with a ladybug infestation during the winter. They’re a hard puzzle to solve because ladybugs do not create nests. Instead, they’ll aggregate on walls and other objects. Since there is no central nest, you’ll need to eliminate each ladybug individually. As a result, finding success when treating your home will be difficult. When you consider all of this, we believe it is best to hire a professional.
Could I Eliminate Ladybugs Without A Professional?
You could try eliminating ladybugs on your own, but you may experience setbacks. For instance, many DIY treatments are not fool-proof. They may not work and you may end up wasting your money. Furthermore, you don’t want to expose your loved ones to potentially dangerous pesticides. Our company will deal with the issue without exposing your loved ones to dangers.
When Can You Begin?
Contact us to learn more and schedule an appointment. You can expect a response in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Ladybug Treatment Safe?
Our company offers safe ladybug removal services. When you decide to work with us, you can rest assured knowing that we won’t expose you or your loved ones to dangerous products. We only used EPA-registered products that do not pose a risk to pets, humans, or plants. We’ve trained our exterminators thoroughly, so you will be taken care of throughout the process.
Preventing Ladybug Infestations
Sadly, there isn’t much you can do to stop ladybugs from sneaking into your home. When the cold weather comes, they’ll do whatever they can to get inside. If you have small cracks or gaps, they’ll use them to enter your property. Sealing these gaps can help keep them out. Just remember that we’re here to help you whenever you confirm that you have a ladybug infestation.