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    ladybugs

    We are having a ladybug population explosion in our house. They are everywhere. Wadda mess.
    Apparently, we are not alone. Ladybugs are on the top of the number of searches at Yahoo.
    I haven't looked up yet how to get rid of them but this has happened before and I believe it is hopeless and will just have to run it's course.
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    yup they have arrived here to frank and we have had some high 20's for temps last week and now we got so high 50's and they are thick...yu can have my share and no help yu just have to put ou with them its part of the ag's idea of pest control gone wrong..no we all have them
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    This part of the country got hit hard past couple of years. We learned NOT to Squish them as the emit an odor and that attracts the others by hoards. Suck them up with the vacuum and dispose of in a secret location so the others will be attracted to their stink.

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    I have friends on the east coast in the same situation. Lady bugs swarming everywhere.


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    un fortunatly these rascals do bite sometimes i hear tel they are attracted to spinny chips so if yu gather them up and get any where close to the spinny guys they will fly over there.. look jeff i just mailed yu some
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    un fortunatly these rascals do bite sometimes i hear tel they are attracted to spinny chips so if yu gather them up and get any where close to the spinny guys they will fly over there.. look jeff i just mailed yu some
    I just cranked up the lathe speed and they all blew back to MI...

    Did know about the odor attracting more...I usually leave them alone as they are usually gone or dead by the next day.
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    Not to be a Smart Alick, but they're NOT Lady bugs, but a Japanese beetle brought in to eat soybean aphids. In my mind they are just like a lot of other import answers to problems. The problem is that there is never a predator to keep them under control. Remember Cudsu (SP) Just ask any southerner how much they like that stuff.

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    True story, a chicken will pick through cattle or hog manure for any extra undigested corn, yet when they peck and start to swallow an asian beetle (lady bug's alias) they will SPIT them out!!!! Evidently they taste as bad as they smell. It is so funny watching a chicken try to get it out of their beak!!! But hey, that is the only insulation in the walls of my old house so, BRING EM ON!!!!!
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    Maybe it's all my fault.
    My wife bought about a million ladybug eggs from the farm and garden and put them in her garden,
    It's supposed to be bad luck to kill a lady bug. If so I'm screwed until 2025.
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