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What Are Ladybugs?
Ladybugs are unique insects that belong to the Coccinellidae beetle family. While they range in size, many will reach half an inch in length. In terms of color, most are scarlet, yellow, or orange, and they will have a few black spots on their wings. The rest of the ladybug’s body is black. Despite being more than 5,000 species in the world, 450 species are native to North America. Some of these species are pests in North America and Europe.
Still, consumers should know that ladybugs can provide some benefits. They’re helpful pests since they will eat aphids, mealybugs, mites, and scale insects. The Mall of America regularly releases ladybugs at its indoor park to combat pests.
Why Do I Have Ladybugs?
Most ladybug species are benign, but there are a few species that are considered pests. One of the most common pests was released in North America during the 20th century. Although they were helpful for controlling aphids, they survived the winter and quickly created more problems. Ladybugs are overwintering pests, so they’ll try to hide in your home during the winter.
Are Ladybugs Dangerous?
Ultimately, ladybugs are not dangerous to animals or humans. However, one species is worse than others. The Asian Lady Beetle can bite humans, but it doesn’t happen often. Even if you’re bitten by a ladybug, you won’t need to worry about the bug transmitting diseases. They’re not a health hazard. When these bugs enter your property, you primarily have to worry about them becoming a nuisance and creating a mess in your home.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ladybugs?
When ladybugs have decided to overwinter in your home, getting rid of them won’t be easy. However, they will leave when the temperatures increase. They’ll attempt to return outside so they can find food. Ladybugs do not have a central nest. Therefore, you’ll need to get rid of the problem by treating each ladybug. Miss one or two, and the infestation will continue. Our company offers highly effective ladybug treatments in your area. We can help you eliminate the problem for good.
Can I Eliminate Ladybugs Myself?
Ladybug removal is complex and difficult. This treatment technique is not ideal for the faint of heart. It’ll likely be too hard for the average individual. Furthermore, there is a risk that you’re going to expose yourself to dangerous pesticides. Is this something you’re okay with? Do you want to risk using products that may harm the environment? If the answer is no, you should not try to tackle the problem on your own. Instead, you’ll want to hire us.
When Can You Begin?
Our exterminators are ready and eager to begin helping you. They can likely reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Ladybug Treatment Safe?
Our exterminators believe the most important thing of all is providing our clients with safe solutions. They follow strict protocols to ensure that risks are going to be minimized. In addition to this, we only use products registered with the EPA. This guarantees that our solutions are reliable, safe, and worth the money. When you want to tackle the problem, call us. We’ll work hard to protect you.
Can I Prevent Future Ladybug Infestations?
While you should try, you likely won’t be able to stop ladybug infestations. Remember to be vigilant during the winter and contact us if you spot any signs of a ladybug infestation. We’ll be here to help you. We can begin treating the problem immediately, so the ladybugs do not stay throughout winter and make your life miserable during spring. We’ll always be here for you.