Why Are Ladybugs In My House During the Winter?
Have you ever wondered why you find ladybugs in your home during the winter? They seek warmth to hibernate during the cold winter months, entering your house through small cracks along window sills, doorways and under clapboards. Ladybugs gather in groups when they hibernate, so if you don’t repair/seal their entranceways, you are more than likely going to see more. They prefer humidity, but homes are usually dry during the winter so if you’ve ever found a ladybug dried up and dead, it’s because of dehydration.
How To Remove Ladybugs Without Killing Them
A good way to get rid of ladybugs while keeping them alive (because let’s face it, they are harmless and pretty) is to use a clean shop vacuum (it will not harm them) and put a clean cloth inside to catch them. Carry the cloth outside and transfer them to your garden. Save a ladybug today!
Three fun facts about Ladybugs
- The bright colors on the back of ladybugs is to warn predators to stay away
- Contrary to popular belief, you can’t tell a ladybug’s age by counting its spots
- Ladybugs eat aphids