How to Get Rid of Ladybugs in Tennessee
Ladybugs are generally a benefit to have in your garden, but just like any other pest, an overabundance of ladybugs can be a nuisance and an unsettling sight. While they aren’t dangerous and don’t use venom, they can bite, and a large group of ladybugs can be accompanied by an unpleasant odor.
Use a Vacuum Cleaner
Do you spot some ladybugs wandering around your house, but you don’t want to smush them and leave behind sticky residue to clean up? Grab your vacuum. Ladybugs are small and won’t cause any damage to your vacuum. This also makes disposal easy, too—simply take your vacuum bag or canister to the trash and empty it.
Repel Them with Scents and Plants
If you consistently find ladybugs entering your home, a few organic, scent-based solutions discourage ladybugs from coming into your home. Some of these solutions include:
- Citrus oil: helps remove ladybug scent, which prevents other ladybugs from being attracted to said scent
- Bay leaves and cloves: spices that repel ladybugs and can be used safely indoors and outdoors
- Lavender: a pretty flowering plant with light purple flowers that serves as a repellent for ladybugs
- Chrysanthemums (mums): this flower contains a toxin called pyrethrin, which is safe for humans and pets but kills many insects
U.S. Pest Protection Can Tackle Your Ladybug Problem
Sealed your doors and windows? Planted mums and lavender around your home? Do you often have to break out your vacuum to get rid of these invading critters that seem to multiply every day? If so, you may need some additional help.
U.S. Pest Protection provides Tennessee residents the kind of affordable, expert pest control services that are most needed. We’ve dealt with our fair share of ladybug infestations, so you can count on us to help you with yours. Contact us to schedule a free inspection today.