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Ladybugs are a type of beetle that belongs to the Coccinellidae family of beetles. They’re referred to as lady beetles by some scientists. Most of these beetles will range in size from 1/32 to ½ of an inch, and they’re scarlet, yellow, or orange. A ladybug’s antennas, head, and legs are black. Today, scientists have identified more than 5,000 species of ladybugs, but 450 are native to North America. Most ladybug species are useful because they’re used to get rid of aphids, mealybugs, mites, and scale insects.
The Mall of America often releases ladybugs to remove problematic insects from its gardens.
What Causes Ladybug Infestations?
Most ladybug beetles are benign, but a few can be problematic for homeowners. The most common pest species of ladybugs was introduced to the North American continent in the 20th century in hopes of reducing aphid populations on crops. However, it was found that this species was able to effectively survive the winter by shelters on buildings. As a result, their population climbed significantly. Now, ladybugs are one of the most difficult overwintering pests to deal with.
Are Ladybugs Dangerous?
Although ladybugs can present numerous problems, they’re not dangerous to humans or pets. Certain ladybug species, such as the Asian Lady Beetle, may nip humans. Still, this doesn’t happen often. Furthermore, our clients should know that ladybugs are not going to carry or transmit dangerous diseases. The biggest problem with this overwintering pest is the fact that they will create a mess for you to deal with.
Getting Rid Of Ladybugs
When the weather begins increasing in Spring, there is a good chance that the ladybugs are going to leave on their own. If you’re patient, you won’t need a professional’s assistance in getting rid of them. The only issue is that you’ll have to put up with the ladybugs throughout the winter months. They will not create nests. Instead, they’re going to gather on south-facing walls and objects so they can survive through the winter months. There is no central nest to treat. Instead, you’ll need to spray each ladybug to ensure that the infestation is fully dealt with.
Can I Eliminate Ladybugs Myself?
Is it a good idea to try to get rid of ladybugs on your own? Unless you have professional experience, the answer is no because it requires experience and knowledge to efficiently deal with this problem. Many DIY techniques aren’t going to work unless you know how to use them properly. In addition to this, you have to worry about exposing your loved ones to dangerous chemicals. We recommend hiring us because we offer cost-effective, safe ladybug removal services.
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Is Your Ladybug Treatment Safe?
We understand that you’re worried about the safety of our solutions, but you shouldn’t be. We use the latest, safest control methods. Our exterminators use EPA-registered products that will not pose any risks to humans, plants, or pets. We can use these products with confidence knowing you’re going to be okay. Furthermore, we’ve thoroughly trained our workers to ensure our clients will receive high-quality, safe service.
How Can I Stop Future Ladybug Infestations?
When ladybugs decide to infiltrate your property, there isn’t much you can do to stop them. You can wait until spring arrives, or you can contact us. If you want to deal with the problem promptly, contact our local office. We’ll send an exterminator to your home so they can begin working to fix the problem immediately.
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