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What Are Lady Bugs?
Ladybugs are a unique type of beetle that belongs to the Coccinellidae family. Most ladybugs are ½ an inch in length or shorter, and they are scarlet, orange, or yellow. They have a few small, black spots on their wings. The rest of their body parts are black. While Native America is home to 450 native species, there are more than 5,000 species in the world. Some species are considered pests in North America and Europe. However, ladybugs are beneficial as well. They can help eliminate other insects from gardens and fields.
The Mall of America regularly releases ladybugs in its indoor park to remove other pests.
Why Do I Have Ladybugs?
Ladybugs are generally not problematic for American households. However, some species are pests. The pest species are introduced to North America during the 20th century as a way to get rid of aphids. However, this ended up causing additional problems, because the ladybugs were able to survive through the winter. The population of ladybugs increased rapidly since the ladybugs survived by hiding on South-facing walls.
Are Ladybugs Dangerous?
Despite causing numerous problems, ladybugs are not dangerous to humans. Furthermore, they’re not dangerous to animals. The Asian lady beetle can supposedly bite humans, but this is rare. These insects are not going to transmit dangerous diseases. The biggest problem with ladybugs is that they’ll cause a mess, and you’ll need to clean it up.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs?
The good news is that most ladybugs are going to leave during the spring. When the temperatures increase, these overwintering pests will return outside. Nevertheless, ladybugs will remain a big problem during the winter. Unfortunately, ladybugs present a unique problem because they do not use a central nest. Instead, each lady bugs needs to be dealt with individually. To get rid of them, it is pertinent to work with us. We can take care of the problem swiftly so you can return to your life.
Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs Myself?
You can try getting rid of ladybugs on your own, but you likely won’t be successful. It is too difficult to eliminate ladybugs since you have to target each bug. As a result, solving this problem will be very hard. You likely won’t be able to fix the problem alone. Also, you have to worry about the pesticides being dangerous to you and your pets.
When Can You Get Here?
Contact our local office to schedule an appointment immediately. It normally takes our exterminator 24 to 48 hours to reach the client’s home.
Is Your Ladybug Treatment Safe?
Our company strives to use the latest pest control methods to provide satisfactory, reliable results. We only use products that have been registered with the EPA. Our exterminators have trained to follow strict protocols to keep everyone safe. If you need to evacuate the home, our exterminator will let you know.
Can I Prevent Ladybugs From Entering My Home?
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to stop ladybugs from entering your home. Before winter arrives, call us. We’ll do our best to take care of the problem before it spirals out of control.