Pennsylvania Ladybug Control
Ladybugs are largely viewed as harmless. In reality, however, in Pennsylvania, the rest of the eastern U.S., there is a variety that has been known to cause significant harm. This is the Mexican bean beetle, which likes to eat plants and crops, resulting in considerable damage. Even the ladybugs that don’t harm humans or their food sources can still be nuisance pests. To protect your Pennsylvania home or business from ladybugs, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What Are Ladybugs?
Ladybugs are a type of beetle found throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the world. Ladybugs are also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles. Ladybugs are sometimes used to get rid of aphids, which ladybugs prey on. However, ladybugs can become a pest as they head inside your home or business during the colder months explain the Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest.
How to Identify Ladybugs
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains ladybugs are known by their distinct coloration and markings, and they tend to be yellow, orange, red, brown, or shiny black. The outsides of their shells are often marked with spots. Ladybugs are relatively small, ranging anywhere from 1/31 to 3/8 of an inch in length. Like other insects, they have six legs. Ladybugs’ bodies look round, but they’re actually oval. Ladybugs have two antennae, and most in Pennsylvania have spots that resemble eyes on the tops of their heads.
What Problems Can Ladybugs Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Even though the majority of ladybugs cause no harm to humans, some can exacerbate people with asthma if the insects perish inside homes or businesses, as the dust from their bodies gets into the air. These pests can also damage precious plants or vegetables found in many Pennsylvania gardens. The squash beetle, for instance, feeds on leaves that help plants and vegetables survive. Ladybugs can, therefore, damage fruits, vegetables, plants, and flowers at your Pennsylvania home or business explain the local Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest.
When Are Ladybugs Active in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest explain ladybugs are most active inside your home or business building when the weather starts to turn cold. Ladybugs need warmth to survive, so they’ll migrate into your indoor space to avoid colder temperatures. Ladybugs can’t fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which means they can’t hunt food. For that reason, these insects move into your business or house to stay warm.
How to Prevent Ladybugs in Pennsylvania
A good way to try to prevent ladybugs is to seal up cracks in the exterior of your building or home. This includes cracks within doorways, windows, or the clapboards of your home or business. Ladybugs, determined to find warmth, will try to sneak through even very small holes, but sealing them may help prevent them from getting inside. The best method of controlling and preventing ladybugs in your Pennsylvania home or business is to reach out to the pest control experts at Viking Pest. Our professionals can inspect your home or business and find out why and how the pests are getting inside. Viking Pest uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system that gets rid of ladybugs in Pennsylvania.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Ladybugs in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent ladybugs from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!