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Professional Ladybug “Asian Lady Beetle” Pest Control Phoenix AZ
Ladybugs “Asian lady beetle” are tiny little critters that share the same burden – shell – as a tortoise or turtle. Fortunately, the small insect’s shell is not nearly as heavy as the turtle. The thin shell-like material is an additional layer of protection over the wings. The adult grows up to ½ inches in length, with an orange, yellow, or red shell with black polka dots.
The ladybug is a member of the “Coccinellidae” family, which has more than 5,000 members, 450 of which are found in North America. The diet consists of mealybugs, mites, aphids, and other garden insects.
Why Is My Garage Infested With Ladybugs?
Ladybugs meet the criteria to be classified as an overwintering pest, a classification utilized in reference to insect species that hibernate over the winter season. If your home is infested with ladybug and the season is fall, it is likely the insect is preparing for overwintering. The insect enters the overwintering state as winter is setting in.
The winter elements are harsh for insects, especially when they are in the overwintering (dormant) state. To avoid the winter elements altogether, ladybugs and other overwintering insects infiltrate homes and businesses.
Do Ladybugs Spread Disease?
No, ladybugs are not venomous or transmit disease to humans or animals. The insect may nip the skin, but it should not cause any discomfort. Ladybugs are nuisance pests, not human health risks. However, the insects are also helpful to commercial and industrial farmers. As pollinators, ladybugs pick up pollen from male plants and deliver it to female plants of the same species.
Pollination is a necessity for some plant species and crops – watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, squash, almonds, and apples. Without pollinators to spread the pollen, these plants and crops would not be possible.
What Is The Best Ladybug Pest Control Strategy?
Professional pest control is the best option for ladybug infiltration and infestation. To ensure the maximum results, we combine regular visual inspections with adhesive traps and industrial-strength pesticides. Our pesticides and insecticides are the maximum potencies to eradicate ladybugs on contact.
Ladybugs do not build nests, making them even more difficult to detect following home infiltration. The female deposits her eggs on a plant leaf, where they will have immediate access to food after hatching.
Does DIY Pest Control Work For Ladybug Infestation?
Unlike professional pest control products, over-the-counter pesticides are low potency formulas. The lower the potency, the less likely the pesticide will offer full eradication of ladybugs. We highly recommend our professional pest control for insect infestations. A minor ladybug problem may be effectively treated with DIY pest control.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Ladybug Inspection?
Our exterminators work extended schedules to bring our professional pest control to all Phoenix consumers. To ensure a timely response, we highly recommend submitting a pest inspection request as soon as the ladybugs are detected inside your home. We need up to 48 hours to process your request, at which time our customer support will reach out to you, regarding the appointment date.
Does Professional Ladybug Pesticide Contain Environmental-Unfriendly Ingredients?
Chemical-based pest control products do contain potentially harmful ingredients. However, our exterminators have been fully trained to minimize these risks. We have also paired up with some of Arizona’s top pesticide manufacturers. We only invest in brands that have gone through the proper channels to obtain approval from the Environmental Protection Agency.
How Can I Protect My Phoenix Home From A Repeat Ladybug Infestation?
By repairing and improving your home’s vulnerable pest barrier. While not actually a pest barrier, the very important structural components of your home play a role in keeping ladybugs out. Doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, and roofing systems are just a few examples. These components are designed to keep the elements out of your home, as well as insect intruders.
Ladybug activity is at its highest between late spring and early summer and between late fall and early winter. The insect breeds beginning in the late spring and early summer. To avoid overwintering in the outdoors, the ladybug infiltrates homes and businesses. Small access points around vulnerable doors and windows, air conditioning vents, crawlspace entrances, and thresholds.