LadyBugs

Ladybugs

 

Ladybugs are everywhere. They are in my closets, they are on my kitchen counter, in my bathroom, swarming on the windows, and even in my dishes! If you’re fed up with having ladybugs in every crevice, then read on.

Coccinellidae, or a ladybird, or a ladybug, come from a fairly large family of beetles. I know you probably don’t care about that too much because you’re already fed up with vacuuming up endless hordes of the ladybug swarms in your home, so don’t worry—I’ll get right to the point.

  • Ladybugs are frustrating to deal with If they can get into your house. This doesn’t have to happen though, and here’s how to reduce the prevalence of ladybugs in your home:
    • If you see a few, deal with them fast. Ladybugs actually release particular chemicals that attract more ladybugs to the area if there’s food.
    • Speaking of food, aphids are the main food source of a ladybug. If you have flowering plants, then odds are you’re sending a big signal of “VACANCY” and “FREE FOOD” from your home to ladybugs the world over.
    • I know I just said that ladybugs are attracted to flowering plants, so pay attention to this: ladybugs actually do NOT like mums or cloves and bay leaves, so by placing these around the area they’re infesting you are likely to reduce their presence.
  • Other tips: ladybugs despise the smell of citrus, so anything with a citrus scent or citronella will help you in your battle. Ladybugs are additionally very small (didn’t know that did you? HA!) and as such, can fit into small cracks and crevices indoor/wall joints and window/frame junctures. By ensuring that these regions are properly sealed with good screens and weather stripping, you can keep out a large number of insects besides ladybugs. My wife attempted to use caulk to seal some more inaccessible and unique regions of our home (we live in a cabin that was built as some fellow’s hobby it seems like, and it has quite a few unsealed regions in the walls), and it didn’t do much good; however, if you have identified a specific location that ladybugs are coming in, seal it up! Just use the clear caulk rather than white, obvious stuff…

These tips are pretty straightforward, but most often the fastest solution to an infestation is professional help. If you have issues that need resolving YESTERDAY, then give us a call at Canton Termite and Pest Control. God bless!

770-479-1598

By: Tim

Please like & share:

Our Reviews
Gary Brumage
Gary Brumage

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Wow, awesome service and can do attitude! We have been bothered by critters in the attic, flying squirrels, for some time. After many sleepless nights, home remedies, and ear plugs, we knew we had to do something else. We called one of the "big" companies and got a "huge" price with no other options.. We knew there had to be a better way so we called Canton Termite and Pest Control. William came out and did a thorough inside and outside inspection , quickly figured out the problem, and fixed it just about as fast. He thought the problem was solved but left traps in place for a few days. After five of the best sleep nights we have had in months we are convinced the problem has been well corrected. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Canton Termite and Pest Control for any job they feel qualified to take on. Many Thanks, Gary Brumage, Lake Arrowhead, Waleska

Jamie O'Neill
Jamie O'Neill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Just wanted to thank our exterminator Joel @Canton Termite for not only responding very quickly when we had a minor insect infestation but for ensuring we stay bug free with our normal service. He always gives us plenty of notice and arrives on time and does a very professional job. Also want to thank the entire team... Tim, Ed, William and Brent for doing an awesome job with my home and my rental homes for the last few years. Keep up the great work...

valerie hultquist
valerie hultquist

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

HONEST, HELPFUL, NOT IN BUSINESS TO RIP PEOPLE OFF! I called this company and spoke with a gentleman regarding a strange substance on the exterior of our home. I thought it might be termites because the paint was removed from the area as though it was being eaten. He asked me to email him a photo. He called me back and assured me it was not termites. He and the owner of the company gave me some suggestions of how to treat this mold-type substance. This could have easily gone in the opposite direction and charged me lots of $ to investigate a pest problem. No need to wonder if you will get a fair, honest deal with this company. They have a perfect 5 star rating because they have earned it the old fashioned way - by being honest.

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

Brent is the best! Quick and courteous service.

Debra Wright
Debra Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Great customer service and prompt attention! William came out and did our initial application, but we need more treatment. Ed called me in no time and set up another treatment, same day! When Brent came out he was so professional and friendly! Took care of the application quickly, reassuring us that they are there whenever we need them! So glad I am using Canton Termite and Pest Control now for my pest services!

Family Life Magazine Award
Better Business Bureau