Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Known as ladybugs to most but as Asian lady beetles to some, this one insect that causes a headache for people almost from one coat to the next. Ladybugs are not really a threat; they don't cause pain if they bite and they're mostly non-toxic. Yet, these little-speckled insects are such a hassle when they decide they want to make your home their temporary resting spot. What many homeowners don't know is there are reasons why ladybugs choose certain homes over others. Here's a look at some of the common reasons ladybugs may infest a home.
Your home is simply in a convenient place.
Through the warmer seasons of the year, ladybugs tend to hang out either in forested areas or in crop areas. If you live in a rural area where your home is one of the few structures close to a large field of crops or a large span of trees and forest growth, your home could be a desirable landing spot when the weather changes just because it is close. People who live in farming areas often notice these bugs are most abundant during harvest season, which is partially due to the change in nesting areas and partially due to changing temperatures.
Your home offers easy access to shelter for hibernation.
Ladybugs don't stay active throughout the year. Through the winter, they actually enter a dormant phase of hibernation, much like some other insects. The only thing is, these insects must have a safe place for this dormant phase to happen, and they know that. This is why ladybugs show up in large numbers in some homes. If your home provides easy access to good hiding places where the insects will be protected from the cold and frost, they will naturally gravitate in large numbers to your home. This is why it is so important to ensure that all cracks and crevices are sealed off in your siding.
Your home is light in color so it attracts the bugs.
When the weather turns cooler, ladybugs are naturally attracted to light colors. They are even more attracted to light colored home exteriors that generate a lot of heat. This is because the light colors and the heat naturally mimic sunlight. If your home is a light-colored stucco, vinyl siding, or brick, there is a greater likelihood that you will see droves of these bugs make their way to your property when temperatures are cooler.
To learn more, contact a pest control company near you.