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How to Get Rid of Ladybugs: Effective Strategies for Pest Control

How To Get Rid of Ladybugs

Ladybugs, with their charming appearance, are usually considered beneficial insects. Only 3 of 475 lady bugs are considered not to be beneficial (NPMA).  However, when these beetles invade your house in large numbers, they can become annoying very fast. In this guide to ladybug control, we will explore effective methods to get rid of ladybugs and how to prevent them in the first place.

Understanding Ladybugs

Ladybug colonies will typically cluster in your home in the colder months to find a place to call home for the wintertime. Ladybugs are on the search for a warm, dark, and protected area to lay eggs in the fall before winter comes. (TOH)

Are Ladybugs Dangerous?

Ladybugs are harmless to humans as they carry no diseases and do not bite, but can irritate some peoples’ allergies and lead to mild symptoms like runny noses (Today’s Homeowner). These beetles also pose no threat to your home or garden, as they do not cause any structural damage or put any of your belongings in risk. However when disturbed or when they believe they are in danger, their presence can lead to stains and odors.

How To Get Rid of Ladybugs 

If ladybugs have already invaded your home, the simplest and most effective way to get rid of them is a simple and humane solution. The NPMA recommends using a vacuum cleaner to gently collect the ladybugs and release them outdoors. 

You should not try to kill these beetles at any time because dead insect bodies attract other insects. Additionally, the odor that is released may attract other ladybugs.

How to Prevent a Ladybug Infestation

Using typical hygiene habits and other common pest control prevention methods will certainly help avoid infestations. Sealing entry points, using window screens, and maintaining a clean home are all important steps of avoiding a ladybug infestation.

Professional Pest Control Services at Ohio Pest Control

For persistent or extensive ladybug infestations, consider seeking help from professional pest control experts. At Ohio Pest Control, we are more than capable of handling any pest problem for your home or business. Contact us today to learn more!


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