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Ugh! Lady Bugs are everywhere!

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by masterflex164, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. masterflex164

    masterflex164 Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2004
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    There's tons of the ceiling of my room, and everywhere near the entrance of the house. How do I get rid of them?
     
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  3. quartermaster

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    Lady bugs thrive on aphids. I know very little insect science (I'm a window washer), but the normal line-of-thought for eliminating pests is to get rid of the food source:)!
    Good luck!

    PS, post some pics!
     
  4. masterflex164

    masterflex164 Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2004
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    haha i vaccumed most of them, but there are still maybe 3-4 around the window.
     
  5. pippo

    pippo Formula 3

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    Awww, c'mon, now!!! Leave the little creature alone, besides, they are nature's pest control, even though they are the pest right now.

    As a Bio major, I believe a food source is not necessary for an explosion of this sort......could be a swarm attracted for some unrelated phenomenon, like bright lights, temperature, aromas......did you use Ben-Gay on your tennis elbow this morning??

    We need an entomologist here.....anybody??
     
  6. ZINGARA 250GTL

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    While I am no entomologist, I have widely read that, where you have Lady Bugs, you do not have fleas or aphids. Lady bug eggs are sold for this purpose. Spiders also feed upon roaches. I would suppose, in the final anaysis, with which can you coexist?
     
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  8. yzee

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    I think he's speaking of the ones that were introduced to control a pest in pecan farms. They are lighter in color than the native ones. They are not as bad here as some years. I'm talking about walls covered. Filling up a vacuum cleaner with them. Finding gobs of the in a wall as big as a basketball. These are different. Got to run or I would google it.
     

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