Ladybird Beetles: Cute But Unwelcome

10/21/2014


General Pest Control    Ladybird Beetles   

It is fall once again, and it is time for that pumpkin colored lady beetle--along with her hundred brothers and sisters--to start invading your happy home. By herself, this "turtle of the bug kingdom" is not so bad. She's even kind of cute. Perhaps not as cute and endearing as her beautiful red and black cousin the lovable ladybug, but she's okay. There are far more disgusting bugs to have crawling around your house in fall, like the cockroach, or the centipede. By herself, the ladybird beetle is a cute little bug. But fifty ladybird beetles eating a discarded apple is just about the grossest thing in the world. And, that isn't the only reason these little bugs are disgusting to have around. Here are my top 10 reasons ladybird beetles are unwelcome in my house.

  1. They land in my drink. There is nothing worse than stepping out of the kitchen to get something, and returning to find a ladybird beetle fluttering in my orange juice. Argh!

  2. They land on my food. Peanut butter toast and ladybird beetles do not go together, I don't care what anybody says.

  3. They get into my bed. If you've ever rolled onto a beetle while sleeping, you know what I'm talking about.

  4. Flybys. What is the deal with these bugs doing bombardier runs on my forehead. They are almost as awkward at flight as a stink bug.

  5. They smell. Lady beetles excrete a nasty yellow liquid that smells.

  6. They stain. That yellow liquid also stains the curtains in my living room.

  7. They crunch. Have you ever dragged your fingernails down a chalkboard? I prefer this sound to the sound of a la dybird beetle getting crushed under my dress shoe on the way to work in the morning.

  8. They are endless. After using the vacuum to suck up every single ladybird beetle in the house, and off my screens, a hundred come to take their place. It is like a plague!

  9. They're gross. When they all get together, it is like looking at a boiling ulcer. That is the last thing I want to see when I'm sipping my coffee, and looking out my screen window at the backyard, first thing in the morning.

  10. I can't see out my screen window! Stupid ladybugs cover my screens in fall, and I can't even enjoy the fall leaves in the backyard.

Fortunately there is a solution to ladybird beetles--and a whole host of other fall invaders. Exclusion methods, and a limited and focused use of pesticide on exterior walls, keeps these little pests away. If ladybird beetles make you want to scream, pick up the phone and call a certified pest specialist. They have access to terabytes of historical data on insects, and they know how to keep them out of your home, and off your walls and screens. Don't live another day under the tyranny of bugs. Learn more by giving American Pest a call today!






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