Lady Bugs Invading

We are new to the south and discovering lady bugs that are coming inside (will need to find source of entry !) but ideas on how to get rid of them or any insight on lady bugs during the fall season. Thanks!

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  • Shu6265273 Shu6265273 on Nov 04, 2017

  • Ron24198658 Ron24198658 on Nov 04, 2017
    We also have them by the hundreds in Connecticut when the weather turns from winter into warmer weather. Since they are "good bugs" we gently gather them up with a sweeping motion of our hands onto a sheet of paper and release them back outside. This continues for a few weeks. They stink if they get injured, so be gentle.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 04, 2017
    I've always liked ladybugs for some reason. Sending them back outside or keeping them away with fresh bay leaves - if you can find them - seem like good ideas to me. :)

  • Ralph Brunjes Ralph Brunjes on Nov 04, 2017
    Lady birds or lady bugs as you call them won't hurt you or the building, they are just trying to get somewhere warm for the winter.
    If they are really "bugging " you just scoop them up and put them outside and seal up where they are coming in .pop them into a shed or somewhere else like that . They are gardeners friends .

  • Jac1231110 Jac1231110 on Nov 04, 2017
    Spray product at Home Depot.

  • Susan Massey Susan Massey on Nov 04, 2017
    Japanese beetles are plaguing Arkansas right now. They look like ladybugs but have an oil that really stinks if you swat them, and I am told they bite and leave whelps. So be sure of what you are dealing with first. Best way to get rid of them is to vacuum them up with the wand of your vacuum cleaner. They are actually helpful, as they eat aphids in your garden.

  • Sie31543780 Sie31543780 on Nov 04, 2017
    Lady beetles are good for the garden, they eat insects that destroy plants so don't harm them. If they are larger beetles and have about 28 spots on them then they need to go.