Myths And Facts About Ladybugs

Myths

Bug: A ladybug is not a bug it is a beetle.
Age: The spots on a ladybugs back do not tell the age of a ladybug. A ladybug generally only lives 1 year and the spots are with them from birth.
Reproduction: They reproduce in the spring not winter, it is believed they reproduce in the walls of your home during the winter, this is not true, during the winter if you find them in your home, they are in a dormant stage.
Luck: Not that a ladybug brings bad luck but it also does not bring good, it is believed in many countries that ladybugs bring all sorts of good luck.
Stork: In Switzerland children are told they are brought to their parents by a ladybug.
Married: If a ladybug falls on a woman’s hand it is believed she will be married in a year, and if a man and woman see a ladybug at the same time they will fall in love.

Facts

Home: Ladybugs do not build their own homes, the live where insect pest populations are high, like crop fields, gardens and trees.
Beneficial: They feed on other soft bodies insects that feed on plants, a ladybug can eat as many as 50 a day, protecting plant life.
Poisonous: No, they are not poisonous to humans, however they can have a toxic effect on some animals. They have a foul odor which protects them from predators who may want to eat them.
Food: Ladybugs eat soft bodied insects that suck juice out of plants, they do not eat fabric, plants, paper or any household items.
Yellow Stuff: The yellow stuff is blood, they use it to protect themselves from other insects. It has a bad odor and stains so you don’t want it in your house.
Name: The name ladybug was founded in Europe during the Middle Ages. Insects were destroying crops so the Catholic farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help, soon the ladybugs came and ate the plant-destroying pests and saved the crops. The farmers began calling the ladybugs “The Beetles of Our Lady” and they eventually became known as “Lady Beetles”. The red wings represented the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots represented her joys and sorrows.

Spring Is Here, The Flowers Are Blooming And The Insects Are Swarming
Spring Is Wasp Season; How To Spot A Wasp Infestation
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Asian Long-Horned Beetle, Beetles, Blog, Boston, Bugs, Climate Change, environment, flowers, Flying Pests, garden, Home, insects, ladybirds, ladybug, Massachusetts, pests, Residential Pest Control
Related Topics: , , ,
Do you need these pests exterminated? Call A1 Today!

 

Keep uninvited guests out of your kitchen.

A1 Exterminators offers a pest prevention plan to help combat Indian Meal Moths and Rodents that have moved in to your kitchen
“Pantry pests can contaminate food products. Mice can spread Salmonella and Hantavirus. They can also carry fleas and lice into our homes. With our plan,  …. less pests means less risks of diseases.”

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Metal Insect Sculptures Designed by Edouard Martinet

These metal sculptures are designed by French artist Edouard Martinet. Edouard creates these unique sculptures from recycled material he collects ranging from bike parts, to head lights and moped parts. He then transforms that seemingly useless junk it fantastic works of art.

butterfly13 moth4

Environmentally Conscious Termite Control
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Environmentally Conscious Termite Control

Rather than saturating the soil with liquid chemical solution, the Sentricon System uses Recruit™ termite bait strategically, while cleverly manipulating termite biology and behavior to destroy the termite colony.

The Sentricon System has many environmental credentials.

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

After Winter Inspection of Your Home

Winter has come and gone and spring is here. April’s rain showers will soon bring May flowers. But the rains may also bring other things too, pest problems! Moisture is one of the main ingredients needed for many pest invasions, such as termites or carpenter ants around your home. Post-winter exterior home inspections (and subsequent repairs) become very important…

Environmentally Conscious Termite Control
Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar

Here are two recipes for a DIY ant remover. For both the liquid and solid ant baits, you want to mix the borax into the sugary bait in a 1 to 3 ratio.

Maple syrup or honey can work for the liquid bait. Microwave 3/4 cup of syrup or honey fec0544fcd8091ddb846fe0a115f0d1fbor a…

After Winter Inspection of Your Home
Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too

Bird feeders are great and ensure a steady food supply to birds in the cold weather. However, mice are also attracted to bird food, including the seeds and discarded hulls. index

Make sure you regularly clean up seeds and debris surrounding bird feeders to keep mice and rodents away.

Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar
As Wasps Emerge
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

As Wasps Emerge

If you happen to see one or two lone wasps inside the house this spring, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just an overwintering queen that has become trapped indoors. Cold temperatures kill paper wasp colonies each winter, but before they are eliminated, the colonies produce male wasps to mate with a few lucky females who will be next summer’s…

Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too
Keeping Your Belonging Safe From Pests During Storage
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Browse A1 Pest Control

A1 Exterminators