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Ladybug Invasion

It's starting to get cold out and the ladybugs are trying to find warm places to stay. They've found my bedroom!
A Few of Them

This is a close up of the two on top of my index finger.
Smooching Bugs

One more...

Comments (4)

Johneen:

Our ladybug infestation is worse this year than last. It used to be boxelderbugs....but I think maybe the ladybugs are eating those! Once they are inside the house, they stick around all winter and even in to the next spring. I don't understand, why in the fall? I would think that the aphids they eat for food would freeze off with the first hard frost that also kills the garden foliage. Wish there was a simple way to get rid of them. Suggestions really appreciated!
Johneen

Jessica:

I feel for you. We have the same problem. Two years ago, everyone in our area had a problem on the outside of their homes. It was an early warm spring and the ladybugs were everywhere. They returned only to our house it seems, last year and have stayed all through the winter. We are in Upstate NY where it was bitterly cold (-20 or more) and they still survived. Now that spring is coming again I'm afraid it will be worse than ever. Nothing seems to work so the next step is to hire a professional exterminator. Have you noticed that some of them bite? The orange ones will sometimes and it's more than a little pinch. If you've come up with anything since October, please let me know.

LYNN:

I LIVE IN ALABAMA AND WHEN I GOT UP THIS MORNING TO GO TO WORK MY BEDROOM CEILING WAS COVERED IN LADY BUGS!! AND THEY DO BITE!! HELP!

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