These insects can be a nuisance in some parts of the country. This guide is about getting rid of lady bugs.
I just went in to wake up my 14 month old from her nap. I opened her blinds and was shocked to see 16 ladybugs all over her window. I live in the mid-atlantic region where it has been cold, but we are having a few days of warm weather. Does anybody have ideas how to rid of these nasty bugs that will not harm my children? My 4 year old wants to keep them as pets! Thanks!
These are not Lady Bugs these are called asian beetles, nothing will actually keep them out. When it warms up they show back up. They do smell bad and will bite, but they arent venomous. You can vacuum them up but make sure that you kill them before emptying the vacuum.
Hello there!! Just wanted to post and say....ladybugs the one's we remember as the "good guys" are reddish in color.
The ones that stink and bite and are showing up all over the place on warm days are orange in color and are the Asian variety. They are not the aphid eating ones we would like to have in our gardens :(
Please sell them OR GIVE THEM AWAY! People are trapping them in the wild, big companies sell them!!! that's unsustainable!
Would anyone know how to get rid of ladybugs? At first I thought they were so pretty, but they have infested my walls and ceilings. I live in the country, but the windows were closed all winter.
OK. I know Ladybugs are beneficial. I know they eat aphids. I now they are a great alternative to pesticides in the garden. Blah blah blah....I HATE THEM!! For those of you who say they aren't a problem and they will just hide in the sashes till spring. Or those who say to just "seal" up your house so they don't get in. To those who think a "few" lady bugs can be tolerated...you have NO IDEA what some of us are going through. Maybe you have 20 or 30 cute little bugs walking around in your house....but when fall comes I have MILLIONS all over my house. They are so thick you can't even see through them on the windows and walls outside. Seal the house up?? Sure...but when you open the door to go out or come in from outside hundreds fly in as soon as the door opens. They are in my bed, in my food, in my shower and in the closets and drawers with my clothing. I have a garden and a small farm. I get my water from a well. I undersdtand about chemicals and pesticides in the ground water and around my animals and children...but I kill these PESTS every chance I get and by any means necessary. In the fall when they first gather I use a pump sprayer and a strong pesticide and spray several times a day the outside walls of our house. The bugs pile up in heaps at the base of the house...but new ones replace those and I spray em again. Once again....if you think they are "cute" and "lucky" and "nice to have around" then you don't have a clue as to what some of us are talking about.
Editor's Note: Here is a good article about them and controlling them: http://www.thebeneficialinsectco.com/help/asian-lady-beetles.htm
You people don't understand they fly in your food while eating in your coffee pot and end up in your coffee. Needless to say the rest. I was sitting at the table eating dinner and one flew in my plate. Yummy! NOT. And like someone else said these are not lady bugs. They are Asian beettes and they are in my house by the thousands also. I guess I will just start trying stuff and let everyone know my progress. Best wishes to my self. I will start with the recipe given as
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs. vinegar
1 squirt dish soap
1 Tbs. sugar
Place in a milk jug near infestation.
I will give it a week and come back and post.
you are the 1st person in 10 yrs that explained the problem of asian beetles the way I would. I live in the country, in central Minnesota and in the fall, late September, I get millions of them too. Catch&Release--really!There isn't enough caulk in this State to adequately seal double hung windows, lap siding, roof vents, crawl space under the house and 2 doors leading to the outside. Question; were I able to do all this caulking, do I caulk myself in or caulk myself out. I have had a 'no nothing' exterminator out, I have burned out 2 vacs. while sucking them up and I have sprayed 6-8 different, recommended pesticides. It's been now recommended that I buy and try a $150 dyna trap(elect bug sapper).
DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING ASIAN BEETLES
I found ladybugs in my spare room. Where did they come from and how do I get rid of them? Also what causes that?
By Sharon from East Hampton, NY
What people call the "Asian Beetle" is just a another type of ladybug, just one imported from Asia, actually a better aphid eater than our native species. They got into the attic before the weather got cold to wait out the cold and now with Spring arriving have gotten active and some are finding their way inside, probably through the ceiling light fixtures. Not a lot to do to stop them for this year.
You can apply a residual insecticide in the window sills that will kill them as they fly towards the light. Using the extension hose of the vacuum is the easiest way to catch and remove them. The release an odor that will ruin the vacuum so securing an old stocking on the hose will act as a filter keeping them out of the vacuum interior. In the summer try to seal and caulk area they can gain access into the walls and attic of the structure.
Treating the exterior of the home in late summer with a pyrethroid based insecticide will reduce their numbers trying to hibernate. (22 years doing pest control)
A black lite. It attracts them they get in the lite and it kills them. Be sure to check it often it will fill up fast. Just lay it down facing up. It works.
Ladybugs are beneficial to us. They feed on Aphids and other plant pests. I try not to kill them but it is annoying when they come into the house. I use my dustbuster to vacuum them up and then I take them outside and turn them loose.
How do I get rid of ladybugs?
Why would you want to? They're extremely benefical. "Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed." Check Google for more information.
How can you tell the difference between regular lady bugs and the asian lady beetle?
I haven't found how to tell the difference except that if they are not red (orange or red orange), they are definitely the Asian Lady Beetles. Even if they are red, they can be. Short of counting their spots, it might be a problem to tell the difference. They are beneficial like domestic ladybugs but can be pesky in the winter. Here's a good article about them and why they want to cluster on the walls of homes:
Susan from ThriftyFun
You'll notice on the Asian lady beetles that the legs are a more of a red color where as on the ladybug, the legs are black.
I'm not sure what's going on, but we've had a tremendous influx of these beetles here in Southern Ontario about 3 years ago. They're everywhere! I sure hope that they haven't decimated out own species. Last fall, I couldn't stand in the driveway and talk to the water guy cause they were dive bombing us and I don't know whether their legs were pinching, trying to get purchase, or they were biting, but it hurt and we had to leave the area and go in the house. Aggressive! Never seen that before!
I have been in my room and I have been finding ladybugs in the strangest places. My dad thinks that they are coming from the attic, but I have no patience anymore! I need help to try to get them out of my room.
I know lady bugs LOVE and feed on Caragana trees. They eat the aphids (green bugs). If you find a tree nearby they will all leave together. It's like they have a call and just pick up and leave! Fascinating. But the chance of having that tree nearby is probably slim? Hope it can help.?
I live on the 12th floor and I have lady bugs in my apartment. How can I get them out of my apt.?
I recently moved in to a new two story house. I have notice the every day I see more and more lady bugs. I have tried vacuuming them and other things, but nothing works.