Ladybugs are unique beetles and arguably the cutest member of the Coccinellidae family. Although they’re cute, they won’t be once they invade your home in large numbers. They can grow up to half an inch with a red or orange body. Their wing covers feature small black spots. The rest of their body parts are black. Researchers have positively identified more than 5,000 ladybug species in the world. Roughly 450 ladybug species are native to the Northern American continent. Although most are benign, a few species are considered pests in our area. Still, these pests can be helpful because they’ll eliminate aphids, mites, mealybugs, and other pests.
Reasons Ladybugs Are Invading Your Home
Are you interested in finding out why ladybugs have decided to invade your home? Ladybugs fit into the overwintering pest category. Therefore, they want to enter residential structures and other buildings before the frigid temperatures arrive. The primary pest species in our area was introduced during the 20th century as a way to control and eliminate aphids. The ladybugs helped but they created additional problems because they survived the cold temperatures. They survived the cold temperatures by taking shelter on south-facing objects and walls.
Can Ladybugs Make You Sick?
Thankfully, ladybugs are not going to make you sick. These pests usually do not pose any risks to people or pets. They won’t transmit illnesses or parasites. However, one unique species can bite. It shouldn’t hurt too bad and it won’t bring blood. Nevertheless, their bite will surprise you. The one thing you’ll have to worry about is that these pests are going to be a nuisance for you and your pets.
Best Way To Eradicate Ladybugs
Ladybugs aren’t dangerous or destructive so you may not feel any urgency to get rid of them. Since ladybugs are overwintering pests, they want to enter your residence in late fall and leave in early spring. If you can tolerate living with them for a few months, they’ll leave on their own when the temperatures increase. However, you likely won’t want to wait that long. These pests aren’t easy to eliminate because they do not build nests. Instead, they gather on walls and other south-facing objects. To eliminate them, each ladybug has to be treated. We know how to treat ladybugs efficiently and effectively.
We’ll get rid of them faster than anyone and we’ll make sure they do not return.
Dealing With Ladybugs Without Hiring A Professional
Can you eradicate a ladybug infestation without pay for professional services? Ultimately, it is hard to say. There are tons of DIY methods and products. Some of them are effective but others are not. Plus, you have to know how to properly administer these products to guarantee satisfactory results. If you don’t use them properly, you won’t eradicate the pests and you might expose yourself to unnecessary dangers. Avoid the risks associated with pesticides by letting us fix the problem for you.
When Can An Exterminator Begin?
Our offices are open around the clock so don’t hesitate to call. After your call, one of our technicians will get back to you within 48 hours, but we’ll try to call sooner.
Our Treatments Are Safe & Effective
Don’t hesitate to work with us because our technicians aim to protect you every step of the way. We always administer the latest pest control products because we want to tackle the problem swiftly and precisely. Our technicians are trained relentlessly to ensure that they’re the best in the industry. When you use us, your problem will be solved using products registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. Call us and we’ll start as soon as possible.
Keeping Ladybugs Out
Try to keep ladybugs out of your home so you won’t need to use our services. Since they’re overwintering pests, you should seal the cracks, gaps, and holes on your exterior walls. If you find ladybugs in your home anyway, call us and we’ll remove them for you.