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Ladybugs are cute, but they’re not when they’re ransacking your home. Once they’ve invaded, they’re going to make a mess in your home. Furthermore, they’ll make it difficult for you to relax in your home. Ladybugs are beetles that belong to the Coccinellidae group. They’re small with some of the smallest members of the group only reach 1/32 of an inch. They can sometimes reach half an inch. They’re red or orange and feature red dots on their wings. The world is home to 5,000 ladybug species or so. 450 are native to North America. The good news is that only a few species are pests in our area.
However, they can help eliminate mealybugs, mites, and aphids. Place them in your garden so they can defend your crops.
What Causes Invasions Of Ladybugs?
You’re likely curious to find out why ladybugs have decided to invade your home. Ultimately, ladybugs are overwintering pests. As an overwintering pest, ladybugs like sneaking into homes before winter. They don’t want to get stuck outside because they likely wouldn’t survive. They can enter your home through tiny cracks and gaps around your exterior walls. Seal these gaps and you might be able to maintain a ladybug-free home.
Are There Any Health Hazards?
Although many residential pests are indeed dangerous, others are not. Don’t worry about ladybugs but they can’t make you sick. There are one species of ladybug that have been known to nip, but it isn’t common. Ladybugs do not pose any health risks to humans because they don’t transmit diseases or parasites. Just remember that you’ll need to clean up the mess they’ve left behind.
Fixing The Problem
Don’t forget to begin fixing this problem immediately. By doing this, you can guarantee that the infestation won’t worsen. If you leave it alone, more ladybugs are going to enter your home, so you’ll have a bigger headache to deal with. In general, ladybugs want to stay in your home until the warm temperatures arrive. Ultimately, you could wait for them to leave, but this would take too long. To effectively eliminate ladybugs, you must treat each bug. They do not have a central nest. Suffice to say, it isn’t going to be easy. Work with a professional to guarantee that the problem is dealt with quickly.
DIY Solutions For Ladybugs
There are certain DIY chemicals that can indeed kill ladybugs. Although they work to some degree, it might be best to look for other solutions. You’ll find that it is difficult to eliminate ladybugs. Unless you know what you’re doing and you’ve done it before, you’ll likely have trouble fixing the problem. Furthermore, you can’t risk using dangerous chemicals around your loved ones. Eliminating any risks involved by working with us.
When Can An Expert Begin?
Don’t stop until the problem is dealt with. Call us so we can get back to you in 48 hours or less.
The Safest Treatments
We are going to provide you with the safest treatments. We follow the latest pest control techniques and use the safest products. When we follow our safety protocols, our clients can rest comfortably knowing they’re going to be safe. Since we only use EPA-registered products, everyone is going to be protected. Our skilled technicians are going to work diligently to ensure that you’re safe from start to finish.
Preventing Future Issues
Try keeping ladybugs out of your home. If you don’t, they’re going to return each year. Seal the exterior walls of your home to avoid problems. Be sure to look for gaps around doors, windows, pipes, and cables. Be ready to call us when ladybugs invade your building.