Ladybugs can be very beneficial to gardens, as they eat aphids and other sap feeders. While known for their red shell and black spots, ladybugs are less known for their ability to cause serious infestations in homes. Ladybugs and their close cousins the Asian Lady Beetle, can enter homes through small cracks in windows, doors, and walls. Once they are in your home they will crawl over everything and eventually die and leave an odor in your home.
You might already know you have a ladybug infestation. But here is the sign ladybug exterminators look for in McAllen.
The only sign of ladybugs is to see them. They might be flying around your property, or they could be gathered in large numbers, which happens a lot, with Asian Lady Beetles.
Think you have a ladybug problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (956) 683-6467 for a free McAllen ladybug control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized ladybug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ladybug free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the ladybugs don’t come back. If you see any ladybug activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
The most effective way to get rid of ladybugs in McAllen is by calling Fox Pest Control. We can remove them for you and keep your home safe and comfortable. Call Fox Pest Control today for a free quote and to return your home to you.
Ladybugs aren’t necessarily harmful, but some can become a nuisance. The main species that can become a problem in McAllen is the Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, which is an invasive species in the U.S. They can become a nuisance in your home by overpopulating the area and crawling all over the house, the yard, and other areas.
While they don’t sting and aren’t venomous, some ladybugs can bite if they feel threatened, but their bites usually don’t hurt. Still, too much of a good thing (especially with a ladybug infestation), isn’t good after all.
Most ladybug species in McAllen will release a foul-smelling chemical fluid if you pick them up. This fluid is meant to deter predators from eating them, so it won’t harm you as long as you wash your hands and clean up afterward.
Most ladybugs are beneficial to your McAllen garden by eating plant-sucking insects like aphids and scale.
No, ladybugs don’t make nests.
There are about 5000 species worldwide, but only around 500 in the USA. In any event, too much of a good thing (especially with a ladybug infestation), isn’t good after all.
No. It’s a common myth that the number of spots tells the age of a ladybug. Different types of ladybugs have varying numbers of spots. Some spots are black, others are white.
Ladybugs in McAllen will devour plant pests like scales and aphids, which will latch onto a plant and suck its juices out using their beak-shaped mouth, called a “stylet.” Still, too much of a good thing (especially with a ladybug infestation), isn’t good after all.
In general, yes, ladybugs go after most aphids. However, they don’t like to eat all aphids, as some aphid “flavors” aren’t as savory to them as others.
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