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Sven from Goodwater, Al. writes,

How do I get rid of lady bugs that have taken over my bathroom window?


There are many products on the market that have a long lasting residual. Unfortunately, all of them will only have very limited results. Lady bugs move into structures to overwinter. They usually squeeze into wall voids, false ceilings, attics and other areas that are inaccessible to people and insecticides. As the heat kicks on in the house, the lady bugs warm up and start becoming active and emerge from hiding, driving residents nuts. Because most folks usually have no idea where the bugs are harboring you can only treat around baseboards, door frames and window frames and hope the insects will emerge where you have sprayed. After they contact the treated areas, it can take several hours for them to die. It is still worth spraying now to get rid of some of the bugs, but you will keep seeing them until spring when they will emerge en masse and leave the building. They do not eat, mate or lay eggs while indoors so need to worry about any damage or future baby lady bugs. This year you can be proactive by stopping these pests before they move in for the winter. We would suggest our overwintering kit for stink bugs, lady bugs and other similar pests. 

Answer last updated on: 04/15/2015

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