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- Are a type of beetle
- Not all ladybugs are red with black spots
- Are not all females even though their name suggests that
- Have long been appreciated by farmers because they eat aphids that destroy plants
Due to its predatory control of aphids, scale insets and other shrubbery pests, this type of beetle is considered a beneficial insect. That is until they start invading homes and structures.
What do ladybugs look like?
When you picture ladybugs, most often they are oval-shaped insects, red in color with black spots. While this is true, ladybugs vary in color. You may see shades of tan and orange in addition to red.
Ladybug habits and behaviors
Ladybugs overwinter in homes and businesses and start moving indoors in the fall when the weather cools.
These beetles tend to congregate in large numbers, making them quite a nuisance pest.
On warm sunny days, ladybugs come out of hiding places and gather around windows.
Are ladybugs dangerous?
Ladybugs are not dangerous to people or pets. They don’t bite, sting or spread disease. They don’t destroy property and even though they infest in large numbers, they do not reproduce inside.
Does Aiken treat ladybugs?
At Aiken Pest Control, we offer pest control services for homes and businesses that target a wide range of pests including ladybugs and other occasional invaders. Contact Aiken Pest Control today to find out how we can help you get rid of ladybugs.