Fall Invaders Are Coming: Ladybugs

maxresdefaultLadybugs, or lady beetles, are beneficial insects to gardeners because they are predators of garden pests like aphids and spider mites. In other words, we want lady beetles in our gardens, but the problem happens when adult beetles try to enter our homes in the fall with the purpose of sheltering there until spring.

Most lady beetles head for the hills in the fall to shelter in natural cavities. A new imported species, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, likes to spend winters at lower elevations, and our houses happen to be very handy. If they gain entry they can be a pest all winter. They do no direct harm but some believe they contribute to indoor allergies and they can be very messy.

It is important to prevent them from overwintering in your homes by spraying the exterior walls during the Fall months, so Don’t let these pest overwhelm and invade your home. Call Preferred Pest Termite and Turf to stop these invaders in their tracks before they enter your home. And call today to learn about our Fall Power Spray Special going on now.

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