Ladybugs seem pretty cute, right? Well, they are until you find them crawling across your floorboards and scurrying around inside your walls. When that happens, the cuteness wears off pretty quickly. Luckily, you don’t have to room with them forever. Fox Pest Control wants your home to belong to you and only you.
You might already know for sure that you have a ladybug problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a ladybug infestation in Albany Area.
The only sign of ladybugs is to see them. They might be flying around your property, or they could be gathered in large numbers, which is the sometimes case with Asian Lady Beetles.
Think you have a ladybug problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free ladybug control quote.
Schedule same day service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ladybug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ladybug free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ladybugs don’t come back. If you see any ladybug activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
The most effective way to get rid of ladybugs is by calling Fox Pest Control. We can get rid of the bugs for you and keep your home safe and comfortable. Call Fox Pest Control today for a free quote and to return your home to you.
Ladybugs aren’t necessarily harmful, but some can become a nuisance. The main species that can become a problem is the Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, which is an invasive species in the U.S. They can become a nuisance in your home by overpopulating the area and crawling all over the house, the yard, and other areas.
While they don’t sting and aren’t venomous, some can bite if they feel threatened, but their bites usually don’t hurt.
Most ladybug species will release a foul-smelling chemical fluid if you pick them up. This fluid is meant to deter predators from eating them, so it won’t harm you as long as you wash your hands and clean up afterward.
Most ladybugs are beneficial for the garden by eating plant-sucking insects like aphids and scale.
No, ladybugs don’t make nests. They don’t need to make shelter because ladybug coloration is an adaptation that warns predators that they don’t taste good. They can also “play dead” by curling up their legs into their bodies.
There are about 500 species of ladybugs in the USA and around 5000 species worldwide.
No. It’s a common myth that the number of spots tells the age of a ladybug. Different types of ladybugs have varying numbers of spots. Some spots are black, others are white.
The number of spots is ultimately influenced by the environment and the genetics of each ladybug species.
Ladybugs will devour plant pests like scales and aphids, which will latch onto a plant and suck its juices out using their beak-shaped mouth, called a “stylet.”
In general, yes, ladybugs go after most aphids. However, they don’t like to eat all aphids, as some aphid “flavors” aren’t as savory to them as others.
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Posted December 12th 2019
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Posted December 1st 2019
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Posted December 8th 2019
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