Ladybugs may be cute to look at when you’re in your yard or in the park; and finding them around your home is even considered to be good luck. But, find too many around your home and you’ll soon be squashing them faster than you can say “lucky.” Ladybugs, just like all other insects and pests, want to find a warm place to stay when the weather turns cool and they often crowd around windows, doors, or cracks in siding and the foundation, looking to squeeze their way in. Ladybugs also seem to like to gather in crowds before they move in for an infestation, which ca make for quite a job when it’s time to get rid of them.
The good news is that if you do happen to find yourself with a ladybug infestation, there’s not likely going to be too many repercussions from it, aside from the fact that you’ll have far more ladybugs in your home than you care for. But ladybugs will not chew your carpets or your furniture, they won’t bite you, and they’re not all that interested in laying their eggs inside a house. All they’re really looking for is a warm place to stay for the winter, where they will in fact hibernate over winter. In the spring when they wake up, you’ll find the problem if you didn’t the year before.
Instead of dealing with a ladybug infestation, it’s best to just prevent them from getting inside your home in the first place. While they won’t do real harm, and a simple pesticide will be enough to deal with any infestation, those chemicals will still be in your home and no one really wants to spend a whole lot of time killing ladybugs. To prevent them from getting in your home, go outside and look for areas where they could find their way in. Then seal those areas up and you should never have to deal with a ladybug infestation. Some of the main areas that should be sealed are: doors, windows, window screens, porches, and siding.
There are also many solutions that you can lay down outside around the perimeter of your home. These include liquid dish soap, boric acid, camphor and menthol, and food grade diatomaceous earth. All of these ingredients are general pest control substances and not only will you keep ladybugs out of your home, but everything else too!
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