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Since ladybugs are members of the Coccinellidae family, they are beetles. At the minimum, they only reach 1/32 of an inch. The largest ladybugs in our area can grow up to half an inch. They’re red, orange, or yellow and have a few black spots on their wings. Most of their body parts are black, including their head, antennas, and legs. Today, researchers have positively identified more than 5,000 ladybug species. More than 450 are native to North America, but more species are not pests. A few are pests in North America and Europe. Ladybugs can be helpful since they’re often used to eliminate aphids. They’re frequently released in the Mall of America to eliminate aphids in the gardens.
Reasons for Ladybug Infestations
Ladybugs are primarily benign, but some species are pests in our area. Many years ago, the ladybug pest species were brought to North America to deal with aphids attacking agricultural cops. The technique was indeed effective since the ladybugs got rid of the aphids. The only downside is that the ladybugs survived the cold winter months by hiding on south-facing walls. The population exploded until these ladybugs became pests in our area.
Primary Ladybug Dangers
Ladybugs can create a handful of problems, but they’re not dangerous to people or pets. Some reports indicate that Asian lady beetles can pinch or nip people. It doesn’t happen frequently, but it could. Don’t worry too much though because they aren’t strong enough to break the sink. These pests do not transmit diseases or parasites. The biggest concern is that these pests are going to create a mess.
Eliminating Ladybugs In Your Home
Ladybugs are overwintering pests. They enter dwellings before the cold temperatures arrive. Then, they’re going to leave when it gets hot. Therefore, you can convince the ladybugs to leave your home by waiting until the temperatures rise. It won’t be easy to eliminate ladybugs because they do not create centralized nests. Instead, they gather on south-facing walls, trees, and other objects. To eliminate them, you’ll have to treat each ladybug. Miss one and the infestation will continue.
Doing It On Your Own
Many people will consider fixing this problem on their own. Although this is one possibility, it likely isn’t the best option. While there are several do-it-yourself methods, many are unreliable, and others are unsafe. DIY methods are inferior when compared to our industrial-strength products. Call us so we can get rid of these pests for you safely and quickly.
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