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post #31 of 49
Oh I love lady bugs! Except I always thought they smelled like lettuce. But when it is warm there will be tons of them in the upper part of the windows. I don't see the problem, they don't do any harm and I want them around in the summer when I have my little garden. I don't mind them at all, I just leave them be cuz in a few weeks they will be gone when it gets colder out. Sometimes though I will scoop up a handful and throw them outside, I am sure they come back though.
post #32 of 49
Thread Starter 
The problem is they get into your food,your hair,invade your home,stink,BITE!!! If they are outside and there isn't an invasion of them,I don't mind them at all.But,in my home.......I do mind them.
post #33 of 49
The Asian ladybettles are more orange and much larger than their American cousins who are definately more red and smaller. The Asian ones are the ons trying to find a warm out to over winter (our houses!!) Since we had a few hard frosts they are quite to bad anyomre. The other insect is the box elder bug which are just as bad in wanting to come inside!
post #34 of 49
Ladybird bugs are what I've always called them and I love them! My little cousins used to love to try and catch them. I didn't know that they smelled though, but then again, I've never got them that near to my nose to have a sniff!

In South Africa we used to get Christmas Beetles that used to swarm in the December time! Often our pool was just floating bugs! They really irratated me to now end. These are them: http://www.ento.csiro.au/ecowatch/Pr...mas_beetle.jpg
post #35 of 49
We don't have them bad this year. But in the spring time they are horrible. They only invade my office at home and then there are thousands. I can sweep a zillion up one day and the next day they are a zillion more. You all can keep them!
post #36 of 49
That reminds me of a story...
A few years ago, my family and I rented a cottage up north. Besides other gross thing like a dead squirrel in the woodstove, there were what we thought were dead lady bugs all over the house. Well, once we turned the heat on, they weren't dead anymore, they had been hibernating or something and they all came alive and started flying around! Yuck! I can honestly say I didn't know they stink, though...
post #37 of 49
We've recently had a massive problem with the crane fly's (also known as flying Daddy Long Legs) but Pippin loves to chase them and eat them so I don't mind at all! One has been hiding behind the fish tank for a week and everytime he tries to fly out, Pippin tries to eat him so he fly's back! Poor little daddy long legs! Here is what they look like http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...x-CraneFly.jpg
post #38 of 49
Thread Starter 
We call those female Mosquitos around here.
post #39 of 49
Those ladybugs (the disgusting orange ones) have invaded here (in Central Virginia) too! And my good gawd, yes, they stink to high heaven and bite the beejeezus out of you if you don't knock it off and squish the guts out of it before it can! The little buggers sink those little teeth (or whatever it is they have) into a piece of your skin and it STINGS like fire! I hate 'em. As a matter of pure fact, I hate 'em so bad that I used to adore sucking them up in the Hoover, but now my new passion is watching them swirl down a drain, usually the toilet. *evil grin* I come upon a particularly large patch of them, normally in a high, warm corner of a ceiling in my home, sweep them up into a dustpan, drop them into the bowl ... and then watch with total glee as they go down the hole.

Did I mention that I don't like them???
post #40 of 49
Ew, those ladybugs are sick..they make little orange stains when they land on stuff too...they ruined a pair of pants I had on the clothes line one time.

Little buggers.
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by furryferals View Post
What is a lady bug ?....We have ladybirds,little red beetle type with black spots.

Are they the same thing?

Yup! They sure are....."lady bugs" are really Ladybird Beetles....but around here, they nicknamed lady bugs since that is easier to remember
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Ew, those ladybugs are sick..they make little orange stains when they land on stuff too...they ruined a pair of pants I had on the clothes line one time.

Little buggers.
hate to tell ya this, but those little orange stains are pee ...I realized that one time when a cute little lady bug landed on my hand...as soon as it flew off, I had pee all over it! I was like ewwwww!!!!
post #43 of 49
We are dealing with a strange infestation in our house... moths I have never heard of it before. I have an exterminator coming tomorrow. It is really bothering Dori. I have vacummed and gotten rid of as many as I can, but they still show up. It isn't just the grown up flying moths, but moth larvae.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
We are dealing with a strange infestation in our house... It isn't just the grown up flying moths, but moth larvae.
Oh gag me. *shudder* I am dreading cleaning out my upstairs bedroom closet for exactly this reason. I don't normally use that room as anything other than a junk room and there has been a very heavy box in front of that closet door for years now ... I know the wool clothes I left in there are just going to be wisps of dust down on the floor.
post #45 of 49
I hate lady bugs when I was a kid one crawled in my ear. It took forever to get it out and it kept moving its wings in my ear. And now I still feel like something is fluttering its wings in my ear on occasion. I hate them things.
post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
Those ladybugs (the disgusting orange ones) have invaded here (in Central Virginia) too! And my good gawd, yes, they stink to high heaven and bite the beejeezus out of you if you don't knock it off and squish the guts out of it before it can! The little buggers sink those little teeth (or whatever it is they have) into a piece of your skin and it STINGS like fire! I hate 'em. As a matter of pure fact, I hate 'em so bad that I used to adore sucking them up in the Hoover, but now my new passion is watching them swirl down a drain, usually the toilet. *evil grin* I come upon a particularly large patch of them, normally in a high, warm corner of a ceiling in my home, sweep them up into a dustpan, drop them into the bowl ... and then watch with total glee as they go down the hole.

Did I mention that I don't like them???
Now breath Innnn..... and Out....Innnn.....and Out. Feel better now ?
post #47 of 49
I have THOUSANDS of them.
Here in Iowa, we have Asian Lady beetles (Asian lady bugs).
The farmers use them to kill the afids & when they cut the corn & beans down, they go inside everyones house.
Its annoying!!!!!
post #48 of 49
Thread Starter 
Gayef, I hate them too.I am going to get out my Kirby hose and suck the little buggers up and then enjoy as they go into the hose.*also evil grin*
And yes, their bites hurt pretty bad.
post #49 of 49
Okay, no ladybugs here in S Jersey but have something equally as gross and annoying! ANTS! ANTS are all over the place like never before...in the pantry, kitchen, bathroom and I just found them upstairs in my body lotion box. UGH!!! Had to move the cat food bowls and continually clean. We've sprayed around the outside of the house but can't use anything inside because of the kitties.
It's SO GROSS!!!!

Oh and we had a bat in our bedroom 2 weeks ago...Boo was going bonkers! Trapped it and let it go outside. EW...it flew into my HEAD!!!!!!
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