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Cincinnati Ohio Ladybug Pest Control
Ladybugs belong to the beetle family “Coccinellidae.” The tiny insect is often referred to as the “lady beetle” and “lady Asian beetle”. In Cincinnati, locals refer to the yellow, orange, or scarlet black polka-dotted beetle as a ladybug.
The adult grows up to 0.5 inches in length, with tiny legs that slowly carry them all over the place. The wings are covered with a shell-like material to add injury protection during short flights and avoiding capture. Scientists have successfully identified more than 5,000 Coccinellidae members, 450 of which can be found in North America.
In some areas, the ladybug is viewed as a pest because it devours some types of plants. Aphids, mites, butterfly larvae, mealybugs, and other beetle eggs make up the ladybug diet. If you look closely at the diet, you will notice it includes some insect species that American and European industrial and commercial farmers describe as “nuisance pests.” The aphid for example feeds on various plant species that play a major role in the human food supply chain. The mere fact, the ladybug helps farmers control the aphid population, make it the farmer’s best insect friend.
Why Is My Cincinnati Home Being Overrun By Ladybugs?
If your home is under a ladybug attack, the current season is probably late fall. Ladybugs are more active in the late fall than any other time of the year. Victims of these insects may be confused by this theory because they discover them in their homes in the late spring and early summer. These ladybugs are leftover from the previous overwintering phase.
Ladybugs enter an overwintering state similar to bears in hibernation. The dormant state is a way to protect the insect during the season with the harshest weather, winter.
Beginning the mid to late April, the ladybug will initiate home infiltration attempts. Why? Well, it mainly has to do with the upcoming winter season. The ladybug and other overwintering pests do not want to be left out in the cold. Seriously, these insects prefer the indoors to their natural habitat during the overwintering phase.
Does The Ladybug Carry Disease And Parasites?
One thing that can be said about the ladybug is it is not a disease transmitter. The insect does not transmit disease or parasites to humans or animals. While the ladybug has been known to take a nip at a predator’s skin, it is not venomous or diseased.
Ladybugs are nuisance pests, as they produce a secretion that smells retched and stains specific surfaces. It is recommended to not injure the insect during capture. If you do, you will experience the insect’s foul odor firsthand.
What Is The Best Pest Management Approach To Getting Ladybugs Out Of A Building?
The first step is to prevent further infiltration of ladybugs in your home. You can do this by filling in access points, small openings that are accessible from the exterior to the interior of your home. Ladybugs infiltrate buildings through the tiniest gap and crevice, usually around door and window frames. However, the insect will sit back and wait for an opportunity to access a home without actually invading. In these cases, the ladybug will enter the home through an open door or window.
Our professional ladybug management combines adhesive traps, industrial-grade pesticides, the strongest in the market and only available to licensed exterminators, and routine visual inspection of the impacted home.
Is DIY Pest Control Effective In Eradicating A Ladybug Infestation?
The best these low-strength pesticide formulas can do is help minimize the population by a few dozen insects. Over-the-counter low-potency insecticides are ideal for getting rid of a few ladybugs hanging around the perimeter of a home. For a full-blown ladybug infestation, the only genuine solution is professional pest management.
When Can I Expect The Certified Pest Control Technician To Perform My Ladybug Inspection?
We need between 24 and 48 hours, closer to the latter, to process your pest control service request. In the late fall, the demand for professional pest management is at its highest. We do what is necessary to ensure the speediest response to all pest control service requests in Cincinnati. Be patient, one of our licensed exterminators will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Will I Be Exposed To The Chemicals Found Pest Control Products During The Treatment Process?
No, our pest control protocol requires all residents to evacuate the impacted home prior to the initiation of treatment. We will not treat ladybug-infested houses, commercial buildings, government entities, or public facilities while they are occupied with humans and/or animals.
The exterminator will go over our pest control policies following the initial pest inspection. So, there will be no surprises for you or your family.
Our pest control lineup includes only EPA-approved pesticides and insecticides. We have chemical-based, organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and natural pest management products, all of which you can opt from to treat your ladybug infestation.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Fight Against A Repeat Ladybug Infestation?
Once you are left dealing with a ladybug infestation, the fear of a repeat infestation becomes abnormally high. This is very common among all victims of pest infestations, which is why we suggest taking immediate action. Immediate action includes repairing and updating your home’s vulnerable insect barrier. This is a barrier around your home that is designed to keep human and insect intruders out.