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Lady Bug Issues?

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!

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February 7, 20050 found this helpful
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I live in Ohio. Its winter now, but usually in the fall we get some of those rare warm spells, which we like to call "Indian Summers". HUNDREDS of ladybugs come out and start building their nests, and I'm assnuming they think its spring. Fortunately, these warm spells only last anywhere between one to three days and they die off when it gets cold again. Just wait for a while and they'll go away;it would be a huge waste of money trying to call the exterminator.

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February 7, 20050 found this helpful
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Hello! We have lady bugs all winter long here in North Dakota..they are the Asian type which prefer to overwinter indoors..basicly they are harmless and good for plants, both indoors and out...they eat aphids and other bugs that destroy plants..if they are an issue for you though, just get out the fly swatter :0)

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April 11, 20180 found this helpful

I live in London, On CANADA. It's cold here still yet I live on the 7th floor of an apt. bldg. and lately have been finding live lady bugs in my living room by balcony doors. The balcony floor has a large number of live lady bugs. How are they staying alive as it's still quite cold here and HOW to get rid of them as I've been bitten on leg and it stings!!! Why won't you accept my email address?

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February 8, 20051 found this helpful
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I'm not sure if I'm talking about the same insect here - we had what we called ladybirds, (a type of small beetle with red folded wings like a little shell, with black spots), in Britain when I was a child. There is absolutely nothing 'nasty' of harmful about these bugs! We used to allow them to crawl on our hands - they don't bite/sting or otherwise cause any harm.

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They are beautiful and some species are very beneficial to the garden as previously mentioned. I would just sweep them up and put them back outside - and stop stressing! (If they are the same insect that is!)

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Jo

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January 7, 20160 found this helpful

They Do bite, and they leave nasty trails all over your walls, ceilings, woodwork and anywhere else they chose. They get on your toothbrushes, your cooking surfaces, in your bed, and on you.

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Anonymous
May 5, 20160 found this helpful

Please sell them OR GIVE THEM AWAY! People are trapping them in the wild, big companies sell them!!! that's unsustainable!

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April 13, 20180 found this helpful

They are probably not the ladybirds that you are familiar with, but are Asian lady beetles. They look similar at first glance but are much less desirable.

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February 9, 20051 found this helpful
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I live in Indiana now, and there were thousands of them around here!! Yes, they stink and bite. I have had them in my bed, and of course, that grosses me out. Crazy, I know, but I spray vinegar on my bed when that happens, and it seems to help. Vinegar is anti-bacterial too.
My friends in Kentucky have them too, so they must be acrosss the country!

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February 10, 20050 found this helpful
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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.

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You can vacuum them up but make sure that you kill them before emptying the vacuum.

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October 23, 20150 found this helpful

do not vacuum them up they will let off their stink and more will come. Not sure if there is anything you can do about them on the outside of your house, but if you burn mulberry candles they seem not to come inside. The reason they overrun everything is because the crops are being harvesting and they are looking for food.

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By pook40 (Guest Post)
February 14, 20050 found this helpful
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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 :(

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February 8, 20050 found this helpful

We live in Kansas and I'm glad to know we're not the only ones suffering from an overabundance of ladybugs. I guess they're really just an annoyance until spring really does come. I just wish they wouldn't use my cream-colored carpet as their graveyard!

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February 8, 20050 found this helpful

I simply vacuum them up at put the bag in the garbage. If you swat them they will leave a stain.

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By Gloria (Guest Post)
February 8, 20050 found this helpful

Hi, I thought LadyBugs are harmless and good for your garden. They eat the bad guys. In California, we buy them to place in our garden, and hope they stay.

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By sandy (Guest Post)
February 8, 20050 found this helpful

hi and yes i also have lady bugs in my condo. i know they are harmless, but when you have 15 - 20 per day they are gross. an exterminator already told me there is nothing i can do. the like the sun. so the windows that face the sun is where they come in from.
i have sprayed the screens with a soap water solution supposedly will keep them at bay. but i cant do that all spring time. so i just have lived with them now. i vacuum them up.

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By CHML (Guest Post)
February 8, 20050 found this helpful

Hi,
A few lady bugs are no big deal BUTTTTTT Lots are a real pain. I used to like them but no more in the house!!! Our area got thousands of them here in Western Pa. They were all over the windows. I finally got a dowl rod or yard stick and a roll of duct tape and looped about 8 to 12 inches stickey side out and attached it to the end and could reach the top of the windows and celling and walls. I went around the house sticking them. They bite, and they stink. I've only seen a few this winter but that is great with me.
Good luck,
CHML

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By Mahopacnymommy (Guest Post)
February 9, 20050 found this helpful

The Lady Bug's won't bother anything. The easiest thing to do is to vacuum them up. You will find that they come out in the warmer weather.

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February 9, 20050 found this helpful

Someone last year suggested burning vanilla candles or using vanilla flavored room deorderants. They said they don't like the smell of vanilla. You might try it. I moved to a different house & have only seen very few here in this house in the fall.
Missouri

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By Brenda (Guest Post)
February 9, 20050 found this helpful

Wow. Gloria is right. Here in California we buy them for the garden to keep aphids away. I even have a ladybug house in my garden but can't get enough of them to stay.

How funny.

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By melissa in wv (Guest Post)
February 14, 20050 found this helpful

We have those horrible bugs too. My two year old son likes to feed them to our dog (who thinks they are a great treat). When the dog doesn't get them I vacuum them up.

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Anonymous
January 3, 20160 found this helpful

Don't let your dog eat them! They are very harmful to him! They can cause many problems if ingested!

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By Mary -sick of lady bugs (Guest Post)
March 14, 20050 found this helpful

Hi I live in western ny aprox 42 miles from Buffalo NY and we have so many lady bugs inside. It is pretty pathetic when you have to cover every thing you are cooking on the stove, cover your soda etc. It seems we can kill all that we see and the next day more and more are back replaceing the dead ones and the windows with the sun are a meeting place for them and they love my cream color carpet in the living room also, the past few days the high was 13 degrees and that has not stopped them. I am so disgusted by them all.....Any Ideas please let me know, now that spring is around the corner I don't even want to think how many more we will have

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October 18, 20070 found this helpful

I have thousands of ladybugs this year. I have a rainbow vacuum that does the trick but I would have to stay home from work in order to get rid of them. I am trying the incense which is definitely making a difference. I am on my way to get the Hot Shot bug strips from Loews. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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By Kygirlsy (Guest Post)
November 29, 20070 found this helpful

We have ladybugs inWestern Ky and we only seem to have a problem with them in the fall. So far it is almost Dec. Nov 29 and I am still getting them in the house. To many to just send outside I have to swat them and throw them in the toilet. They are becoming a pest.

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By L Brown (Guest Post)
February 10, 20090 found this helpful

We live in the pacific northwest and we have a huge ladybug issue . We even bug bombed our house in an effort to get rid of them, after the bomb (and the prescribed amount of time you are supposed to stay out of the house) it was literally raining ladybugs inside! GROSS! I swept them up and had a gallon bag of ladybugs. Gross! Sadly this did not take care of the problem and they are still abundant. HELP!

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