How to Get Rid of Ladybugs

Orange Ladybug

HOW to GET RID of LADYBUG

Ladybugs are also known as Asian Lady Beetle. Ladybugs do not bite or sting, carry diseases, breed indoors, feed or do damage to anything in the house. Ladybugs only come into the home during the winter to seek shelter. Adult ladybugs are oval, convex, around 1/4″ long. Their color is pale yellow-orange to dark orange-red, the colors differ from different Asian lady beetle species, but in the United States they are often found as red or orange with black spots. Ladybugs do not like shady areas. Ladybugs will crawl through little cracks and crevices or natural breaks in the window panes, door jams as the temperature gets colder. They are attracted to brighter/lighter colored buildings and especially to homes that sun shines on frequently.

INSPECTION

Ladybugs are tree-dwelling insects, so any home that is near or surrounded by trees are most likely to have an infestation. Some ladybugs prefer to cluster on the sides of homes and other foundations. They can also be found under bark or in leaf litter during the fall.

CONTROL METHODS

The best time to control ladybug infestation is in fall. There are not a lot of chemical treatments that can be done when a ladybug infests your home; the easiest way to treat ladybugs are to vacuum them. You can also treat them with a liquid spray(LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap ) using a hand sprayer , aerosol (CY-KICK AEROSOL) or granule (BIFEN GRANULES TALSTAR EZ GRANULAR) using a hand spreader . Using the amount instructed on the label for a barrier treatment, or also known as a perimeter treatment, we suggest that you use a liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap ) using a hand sprayer  or granule (BIFEN GRANULES) using a hand spreader  and make a band around your house. This treatment is called a barrier treatment because it makes a barrier around your home. When using granule, irrigate your lawn immediately after the application to activate the granules. Using the liquid spray , apply it around the door/ window frames indoors and out. Spray under your siding, cracks and crevices, and where utility pipes exist. For indoor treatment, spray the liquid spray  using a hand sprayer  or aerosol , around windows, crack and crevices, around doors, walls, and where pipes come into the home or anywhere that ladybugs are seen.

LambdaStar 9.7% CS FenvaStar EcoCap  CY-KICK AEROSOL
LambdaStar FenvaStar  CY-Kick

These products can be used with this item:

CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER
Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer
BIFEN GRANULES TALSTAR PL GRANULAR TALSTAR EZ GRANULAR
Bifen Talstar PL Talstar EZ

This product can be used for these items:

HANDLE SPREADER
Handle Spreader

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Date: Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:42
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