The ladybug invasionAs winter approaches, ladybugs can become a pest inside the home
What’s not to like about ladybugs?
They’re cute. They’re colorful, and they’re even beneficial in the garden — eating other pests that damage plants.
However, every fall, many homeowners discover a downside to these insects as the winter invasion begins.
Unlike other species of ladybugs that die off every winter, the multi-colored Asian lady beetle, which typically has a yellowish to bright orange shell with black spots, can live up to three years. However, the beetle’s survival depends on finding a relatively warm place to hole up for the winter.
In nature, the bugs would hide out in the hollow of a tree or under a layer of bark, but with so many warm and cozy houses around, many of the beetles decide to spend the winter inside.
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