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What Is A Ladybug?
Most people are familiar with ladybugs. Heck, you’ve probably seen, captured, or even come into contact with one of these bugs at some point. Whether it was at a picnic, a family outing, or in your home, you’ve likely encountered one of these bugs. That doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about them, and this is the type of information you need to know if you want to successfully eradicate the pest. To start, ladybugs are members of the Coccinellidae family. Similar to that of beetles, these bugs can range anywhere in total length of 1/32 to ½ an inch. Their most common body colors are scarlet, orange, or yellow.
They also come accompanied by small black spots on their wings, while the legs, heads, and antennae are solid black. There are over 5,000 known species of these bugs spread throughout the world, but only 450 are native to North America. Several of these species might be considered pests in Europe and North American, but most people think of them as generally useful insects. This is because they feed on aphids. This is why they were introduced into the Northern American region in the first place. They were released to control mealybugs and mites in gardens and orchards. The Mall of America has released over a million bugs throughout its parks.
Why Do People Have Ladybugs?
While most of the world doesn’t consider the ladybug a pest, there is no denying that they can be a nuisance. There have even been some reported cases of them biting humans, but the incidents are rare, to say the least. And, there were no reported effects or transmission of disease related to these incidents. All that being said, ladybugs are not considered a pest by many because they don’t reproduce in the home. They might invade the home, but they don’t reproduce in there. The only reason they are in most homes and buildings is that they are trying to ride out the winter months. This means you’ll only find them in the home before and during the winter. They usually like to take up residence in the outer walls facing the direction in which the sun rises.
Are Ladybugs Dangerous?
You just learned that there were some reported incidents of ladybugs biting humans. While this might be the case, there was no transmission of diseases during these incidents and the bites were reportedly painless. They don’t carry parasites either, which makes them even less of a danger. A lot of insects not only transmit diseases, but they also carry parasites. While this might be the case, ladybugs can leave behind quite a mess.
How To Eliminate Ladybugs
The good thing about ladybugs is, they will leave your property on their own. The only reason they are in your home in the first place is to ride out the winter. If you happen to spot one in the home it’s because it has got turned around trying to get back to the outdoors. The one major problem with these critters is, they don’t hibernate, they aggregate. This virtually means that they don’t build nests. You might think this might make them easier to eliminate, but unfortunately, that is not the case at all. Because these bugs do not build nests, they are harder to eliminate.
Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs Myself?
While there are tons of treatments and over-the-counter pesticides available for ladybugs, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best option. It is possible that pesticides might be the right answer for you, but either way, this is not something you want to undertake yourself. Pesticides can be extremely dangerous under the right circumstances, and this is why it is always best to turn to someone with the requisite experience. Someone that is familiar with the chemicals, and how to properly administer them in the safest manners possible. That’s what you’ll get when you take advantage of our pest management services.
When Will You Get Here?
With our unique understanding of the pest world and our dedicated techs, we stay pretty busy. Combine this with the fact that we also treat a handful of other pests, and you can clearly see how we stay busy all year round. That being said, do not let that stop you from calling us. We are always more than willing to adapt and accommodate our clientele. Whether you have questions, concerns, or just want to set up an appointment, you can give us a call and we’ll have someone out to the property within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Do You Offer Safe Treatments?
Thanks to the advancement of technology and the growth in the pest industry, there are no a variety of eco-friendly treatment solutions available. We offer these treatments! Not only this, but when pesticides are necessary, we always make sure we handle and administer them in the safest manner possible.
Preventing Ladybugs In The Future!
The thing that separates our pest management firm from the rest is, we are always thinking ahead. We’ll not only help you successfully eliminate your current ladybug infestation, but we’ll help you devise tricks and methods to keep your property ladybug-free in the future. While these bugs are not considered a pest by many, you certainly do not want them invading your home. They can leave behind a mess, getting into your food and walls, defecating, and urinating everywhere.