Originally Posted by rachelh1018
By the way...how can you tell if it's Asian or not??
Native American ladybugs are deep orange/red. The Asian ones are golden and their spots differ from bug to bug. I've even seen ones with no spots at all! Curiously, I haven't seen a native ladybug for several years, did the Asian ones eat them or what?
They come in my house but I just let them be. They only want to hibernate for the winter and don't do any harm to you or your house. In the spring they will just go outside again. I like them personally and never do harm to them. I really don't get that many so I really don't mind at all if they want to come inside. I always heard that killing a ladybug would bring you bad luck.
Meijers [a big box store in my area] actually sells wooden ladybug houses [for the bugs to hibernate in during the winter].