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Professional Ladybug Pest Management In Chicago – Visual Inspections, And Custom Treatments
Ladybugs are adorable little insects that look as if they are toting around a shell like a turtle. When in fact, they are carrying around a shell, one that is lightweight and thin. The thin shell covers the insect’s orange-, red-, or yellow black-polka dotted wings. Yes, the ladybug is a cute insect until it becomes a nuisance to your home and family.
The lady is a member of the “Coccinellidate” beetle family. It is one of over 5,000 beetle species identified by scientists all across the globe. Scientists have identified at least 450 Coccinellidae members native to North America.
While the ladybug species is most viewed as a pest, industrial farmers and gardeners view them as useful. The diet consists of aphids and mealybugs, which are highly known for damaging crops. By eating these insects, the ladybug is helping the farming industry control its population.
Why Is My Chicago Residence Under A Ladybug Attack?
Ladybugs meet the qualifications to be declared an “overwintering pest.” The insect species that belong to this classification enter a hibernation-like state when the winter season kicks in. Overwintering is a dormant state that allows ladybugs and other insect species to survive on nutrients and vitamins from stored fat. Unfortunately, once the insect enters the dormant state, it can no longer fend for its own, which is why the indoors is more preferable to the harsh outdoor weather.
Ladybugs infiltrate buildings through tiny exterior-to-interior openings, which are commonly found near doors, windows, damaged siding, soffit, and foundations. The adult female ladybug does not build nests for her young. Instead, she deposits her eggs on the leaves of plants, where they have immediate access to food after hatching.
Ladybug infestations are extremely common beginning in late spring and summer. One adult female can reproduce up to 1,000 eggs in her lifetime.
Do Ladybugs Transmit Diseases To Humans?
Ladybugs do not carry diseases or parasites, but they may cause foodborne illnesses due to food and water contamination. The ladybug is often referred to as the “Asian lady beetle” in Europe and Asia. These insects do bite but only in rare situations. Fortunately, there is no venom to be concerned about if you do sustain a ladybug bite.
Ladybugs are believed to cause foodborne illnesses. If the ladybug lands on surfaces utilized for food preparation, a foodborne illness may be in store for the household members. Wipe down countertops and cutting boards with mild soap and water before and after each use to avoid foodborne illnesses.
What Is The Best Pest Management Solution For Ladybug Infestations?
Our professional pest control is highly recommended for ladybug infestations. It utilizes routine visual inspections and industrial-strength insecticides that target ladybugs in all phases of the life cycle. We suggest initiating the process with a wall-to-wall visual pest inspection. During the inspection, the exterminator will locate areas where ladybugs are hiding to determine the level of severity.
The data collected during the inspection is applied to a custom extermination plan, which is guaranteed to deliver 100 percent effectiveness.
Do DIY Pest Control Products Fight Against Ladybug Infestations?
DIY pesticides may exterminate a few ladybugs but will do nothing to fight against a full-blown infestation. However, we do recommend over-the-counter pesticides to no action at all. If you are dealing with a ladybug problem and do not know which route to take, do not hesitate to reach out to our Chicago-based extermination company. We offer free visual pest inspections and consultations per appointment only.
When Will Your Chicago Exterminators Be Available To Conduct My Ladybug Infestation?
If you are dealing with a serious ladybug infestation, we suggest immediate appropriate action. We can process a ladybug inspection service request within 24 and 48 hours. To ensure the quickest response, you need to submit your request as soon as possible.
Does Ladybug Pesticides Contain Harmful Ingredients?
We understand you are concerned about pesticide exposure because it is being publicized on nearly every television channel in Chicago. Yes, chemical-based pesticides can be harmful to the environment and humans when mishandled. To minimize these risks, we heed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines that require all manufacturers to seek approval for their pesticides before entering the US market
What Is The Best Way To Prevent A Repeat Ladybug Infestation?
There are several things you can do to prevent a repeat ladybug infestation. However, we suggest initiating the process by targeting your home’s vulnerable pest barrier, which is made up of doors, siding, floors, ceilings, and windows. The same structures that keep human intruders from invading your home are responsible for keeping ladybug and other pest species out.
Please take advantage of our free consultation with a visual inspection. The consultation will provide you with a free written quote that is active for 30 days. We can also throw in a visual inspection to determine if your home is genuinely infested with ladybugs.