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The ladybug “Asian lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle” is a member of the “Coccinellidae” family, which has around 5,000 species. The ladybug belongs to the “Coleoptera” order and “Arthropoda” phylum. The species can be found throughout the world, working as a pollinator, and searching for shelter before overwintering kicks in.
Ladybugs overwinter for the winter season. Overwintering is a naturally occurring process that protects impacted insect species from extinction. Before the ladybug enters the overwintering state, it searches high and low for an accessible suitable hiding place. This is where home infiltration or invasion comes into play. To avoid overwintering in its natural habitat, where snows, icy rains, cold temperatures, and cool winds can take their toll, the next best option is indoor shelter.
Why Does My Home Have Ladybugs?
As previously mentioned, the ladybug is an overwintering pest that prefers indoor shelter to its natural habitat in winter. Now, this is not to say, the insect is infiltrating your home because it is preparing to enter the overwintering state. However, this is most likely the case.
Ladybugs do not make their presence more known than in late fall, just in time for the winter season to kick in. Overwintering plays a major role in the life of a ladybug. Without overwintering, ladybugs would be left to survive the winter in their natural habitat. By the winter’s end, nearly or over half of the species would perish due to harsh weather conditions and lack of food.
How To Exterminate A Ladybug Colony?
Ladybug management is available through a licensed pest control company. The strategy is customized, combining multiple treatments to ensure maximum extermination. Our professional pest control targets colonies of ladybugs indoors and outdoors. When a few of the insects are detected indoors, there is generally a larger colony on the exterior of the property. The remaining members of the colony are just waiting for their opportunity to infiltrate the home as well.
Does Over-The-Counter Pesticide Work For Ladybug Colony Eradication?
Most over-the-counter or do-it-yourself pest control products are low-potency brands. The US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” restricts the type and percentage of chemicals utilized in over-the-counter pesticides. Low-potency insecticide capability is limited to a few ladybugs, no more than a few dozen on each treatment.
Is Ladybug Pesticide Eco-Friendly?
We offer eco-friendly ladybug treatments, including our natural and organic pesticide formulas. Our eco-friendly pest control delivers maximum eradication of ladybug colonies. To ensure maximum effectiveness, we combine our industrial-strength green pesticides with adhesive traps.
We only fill our pest control stock with EPA-approved brands.
Is It Possible To Prevent A Repeat Ladybug Infiltration?
Yes, with the right strategy, you can keep your home free of ladybugs. Even when ladybugs are preparing for overwintering, your home will be fully protected from infiltration. However, this is a joint effort of our pest control experts and you and your family. There is a long list of tasks that must be completed to create a ladybug barrier around your property.
Ladybugs access homes through tiny crevices in window frames, entrance door thresholds, basement vents, garage door seals, and door frames.
- Seal all entry points with a waterproof sealant
- Repair or replace all screens on doors and windows
- Keep unscreened windows and doors closed in late fall
- Learn how to identify ladybugs on detection
- Routinely inspect your property for signs of ladybugs
When Will The Exterminator Be Available For A Ladybug Inspection?
We can process your inspection request with 24 and 48 hours. You will be asked to select a date and time for the inspection. We highly suggest being present during the inspection, so the technician can consult with you upon completion.