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lilsnappa
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Ladybugs everwhere

Yesterday my entire house was covered with these things. They were all over my neighbors house as well. Sprayed everything with Talstar hoping to control them.

Now they are starting to get in the house through the tiniest creases in a couple windows/doors.

Any suggestions to contain these jerks?


jlsufan
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
they're really beneficial for controlling plant pests so try to avoid killing the ones outside

not sure what you can use once inside


highpockets
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
Lady bugs or Asian beetles?


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ellunchboxo
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
Once we start using the furnace, they camp out in the vents upstairs.

I go up every couple of days and vacuum them up. Normally can get rid of them in a few weeks.

They’re a pain in the ass.


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lsujro
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
probably asian beetles. iirc they tend to congregate on one side of a house (west maybe?). my old house would get swarms of them certain times of the year and they get inside too.


CAD703X
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
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Any suggestions to contain these jerks?
warm days in the spring/fall and a white house is recipe for beetle invasion.

don't call them ladybugs. they're thug pieces of shite.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
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asian beetles. iirc they tend to congregate on one side of a house (west maybe?). my old house would get swarms of them certain times of the year and they get inside too.


I have them in my old house but they don't bother me so live and let live . I also have geckos living in the walls.


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The Asian Lady Beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), is relatively new to this country. The beetle is native to Asia (e.g., China, Russia, Korea, Japan), where it dwells in trees and fields, preying on aphids and scale insects. The first field populations in the United States were found in Louisiana in 1988. Since then the beetle has expanded its range to include much of the U.S. and parts of Canada. Earliest records in Kentucky date back to a few specimens collected in Hickman County in 1992.

During the 1960s to 1990s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture attempted to establish the Asian lady beetle to control agricultural pests, especially of pecans and apples. Large numbers of the beetles were released in several states including Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland. No such releases were ever attempted in Kentucky, and their occurrence here is probably due to northward migration from other southern states. Some scientists believe that current infestations in the U.S. originated not from these intentional releases, but from beetles accidentally transported into New Orleans on a freighter from Japan.
yes they can be a PIA but they are completely harmless and they eat aphids in your yard

live and let live brah. the pesticide you sprayed everywhere is more of a threat to you than the bugs


lsujro
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
I also don't mind them outside, but they get inside pretty easily. If you try to grab them indoors, they leave yellow shite on your walls. It's gross. I don't want to live with bugs or their funk


cgrand
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
you have a vacuum cleaner i assume?


lsujro
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
same problem with the goo. don't want my vacuum filled with that. shop vac would have worked, but at that point it's easier to just spray.


ultralite
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
Go get a Ryobi hand vacuum for $30 and designate that for Asian beatles. It will not smell great when running but you won’t ruin your vacuum cleaner. It has a flap so they can’t crawl back out. They typically don’t leave a mark when you suck them up.

Good luck. There are good years and bad years, lol. The more you vacuum the less will be back later. Talstar on the outside of your house will help, it just takes them a while to die from it.


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TaderSalad
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
Ahem

Sheherbugs


Carryon


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Ladybugs everwhere
Not lady bugs. Asian beetles.
If they get in your house...get some pantyhose and put it over a vacuum cleaner tube and suck them up. Throw panty hose away with bugs trapped inside.

I've heard rumors the aroma they give off when they die/are killed actually attracts more. Just a rumor.


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