Ladybugs, also known as ladybird beetles, can sometimes invade homes during the fall. The most common species to do this is the Asian lady beetle, which is widespread throughout the United States. They are attracted most strongly to south-facing, light-colored buildings. They become active on warm days during winter and early spring when they attempt to get outside.
Ladybugs are predators that feed on other insects as both larvae and adults. There are more than 450 known species of ladybugs in North America. A number of exotic ladybugs have been purposely released in the United States as biological control agents for control of certain insect pests. The Asian lady beetle lives primarily in trees and eats mostly aphids. It is highly prolific, lives up to three years and has many color forms. It became established in the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s after a series of releases by U.S.D.A. Agricultural Research Service scientists in Byron, Georgia, and other locations. Since those releases, the beetle has rapidly expanded its range and is now commonly found throughout the country.
While they can be beneficial in your garden, they can become a nuisance when they seek shelter in your home.
Aerex has the solution
Aerex technicians understand the habits of each ladybug species and use that knowledge when developing a ladybug control program that is best suited to your home and your particular ladybug problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators.
At Aerex we pride ourselves on fast, responsive service every day. All appointments are scheduled at times that are convenient for you. Call us for a free consultation at 847-255-8888.
Did you know
A ladybug’s wings beat over 80 times a second in flight. Ladybugs will play dead when threatened. In July 1999, four ladybugs were sent into space on NASA’s Columbia space shuttle.