Bug Tip Tuesday – Ladybugs
Posted on May 16, 2016
Do you have ladybugs in your home? These pests find their way into your home in the early winter and are now starting to emerge due to the warmer weather. Sometimes, they get a little confused as to which way they are suppose to exit the hibernation location. Obviously they should be heading out! However, you may find some on your walls. Here are a few tips on removing the lady bugs from your house.
- If you don’t have a lot, just leave them. They will leave when spring arrives. Disturbing them will only cause them to stress out leaving yellow markings on your walls. The yellow stuff, you see, is not waste matter, but rather, their blood. Ladybugs release a small amount of their blood which is yellow and smells, when they sense danger. Some people have said that it does stain on light colored surfaces.
- Use a “shop vacuum”. This type of vacuum is easy to use for collect ladybugs. When using this to vacuum up ladybugs, use a clean bag or pad the bottom with a cloth. After all is clean, release the unwelcome guests outside.