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What Are Lady Bugs?
Ladybugs are beetles that belong to the Coccinellidae family. In terms of length, ladybugs range from 1/32 to a little under a half-inch. Most ladybugs are scarlet, orange, or yellow, and they have black and small spots on their wings. The other body parts, including the legs, antennas, and heads, are black. Today, researchers have identified more than 5,000 ladybug species, but only 450 are native to North America. In Europe and the United States, several ladybug species are classified as pests.
Still, most ladybug species are useful because they consume aphids, mealybugs, mites, and scale insects. Gardeners and farmers can protect their crops by releasing ladybugs nearby. The Mall of America has used this method repeatedly over the years to protect its gardens.
Why Are Ladybugs In My Home?
Most native ladybug species are benign so you won’t have to worry about them. However, there is one type that is considered a pest in the United States. That species of ladybugs was brought to North American in the 20th century as a way to remove aphids from agricultural crops. However, this experiment proved to be costly since the ladybugs were able to survive the winter by hiding on south-facing exterior walls or moving inside. As a result, the population of the pest ladybug species increased rapidly.
Should I Be Worried About Ladybugs Hurting My Health?
While ladybugs can create several problems for homeowners, you don’t need to worry about them harming your health. Ladybugs do not pose any danger to humans or animals. However, some reports indicate that Asian lady beetles can bite or nip humans. It doesn’t happen often, but it could. Even if you get bit, you don’t need to worry about ladybugs spreading diseases or carrying parasites. The biggest problem is that you’ll have a mess to clean up when ladybugs take shelter in your home.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ladybugs?
If you’re patient, the ladybugs in your home will likely leave on their own. These overwintering pests tend to leave their hibernation spots when the temperatures get warned and the days longer. While it is possible to eliminate ladybugs, the process is not easy because there is no nest. Instead, the exterminator will need to directly target each individual ladybug. Are you up to the task? Our company offers a reliable ladybug extermination program designed to fix this problem for you. If you live in our service area, you should contact us to schedule an appointment.
Can I Eliminate Ladybugs Myself?
There are effective DIY ladybug removal techniques, but many of these techniques are risky. In addition to this, they’re slower and less effective than professional solutions. Furthermore, you need to protect your health. DIY solutions may not be safe. Mix the wrong pesticides and you’ll find yourself in serious trouble. Instead, it is best to hire a professional exterminator.
When Can Your Exterminator Begin?
Contact our local extermination office to schedule an appointment today. It typically takes us 24 to 48 hours to send an exterminator to your home.
Is Your Ladybug Treatments Safe?
Our exterminators will do everything possible to protect you, your loved ones, and your pets. You want to reduce the risks involved, and we can help you do just that. Our skilled exterminators have been trained extensively to follow strict guidelines and protect our clients. When serving you, they will use EPA-registered products to protect everyone involved. With our help, you can get rid of your ladybugs without putting anyone in danger.
How Can I Stop Future Ladybug Infestations?
Unfortunately, you can’t do much to stop ladybugs from entering your home. Seal all cracks and crevices to prevent them from getting inside. Also, be sure to have our phone number ready. You never know when a ladybug infestation is going to happen. Having our phone number guarantees that you’ll be able to tackle the problem swiftly.