Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!
October 27, 2011 12:30 PM Subscribe
Ladybugs are cute and even helpful--provided they stay where they belong, in the garden. Now, for the second time this year, they're coming inside where it's warm. Do we have a problem?
posted by parkerama to home & garden (14 answers total)
In the past few days, I have noticed several (about a dozen) ladybugs inside one of our (high) bedroom windows, and a few dead ones on the carpet underneath the window.
I noticed this same problem in the early spring this year, same spot, but the numbers never got bigger than maybe 20 ladybugs, and as soon as the weather warmed up, they went away.
But now that it's getting colder again, they are back. Not a lot of them--at least, not visible to us--but if there's a problem, I want to nip it in the bud before it becomes a full-on infestation (if we don't already have a hidden one). We don't have an attic. The bedroom window is very high--about 10' from the floor (bedroom has cathedral ceilings) and is situated about 3' from the bottom edge of the roof. From the outside (bedroom balcony), I can't see anything that looks out of the ordinary, but the roof is extremely steep and impossible for my husband or I to access.
Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, what did you do to fix it?