Overwintering Kit for Stink Bugs, Lady Bugs, Boxelder Bugs
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In the garden, ladybugs (Asian beetles, lady beetles, or ladybirds) are not typically the worst pests you can have, but there are occasions where it might be prudent to remove them from an area. This is especially true when Ladybugs get in your house, where they can multiply rapidly and cause some serious issues, especially for those that are allergic or sensitive to their presence.
The good news is that if they are not overrunning your house, or causing a mess, they can be left alone without worry because they cause no damage and do not eat anything that would make their presence particularly unwelcome.
To get rid of ladybugs (lady beetles or ladybirds) in house or garden areas, there are several options available to you. The first is to use any of the more common pyrethroid pesticides, such as Suspend SC, or Talstar P. These will provide you with a complete level of control, not only over the lady bugs, but also over any other insects whose presence might be incidental to theirs.
You can also control them using a more natural approach such as Diatomaceous Earth, which will keep other bug populations down as well. The latter option might well be the best one if you’re more interested in natural pest control solutions.
Yes and no. ladybugs that are native to the United States DO NOT bite, but the multi-colored Asian beetles DO.
It is the invasive species that invade US houses and it is the biting invasive species that most people are impacted by. The lady bugs in one person’s garden may not be a bother at all, but the invasive lady bugs that invade another person’s house nearby will bite when handled. They can also excrete a yellowish liquid that is foul and it stains.
Here are a couple pictures of ladybugs:
Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Image courtesy of Iowa State University