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Asian lady beetles on the move, time to seal crevices

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By Jeneen Wiche

It happened a little later then usual this year:  the attack of the lady beetles. Just this week dozens of people have asked, “What do I do about all the lady bugs trying to get in my house.” Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

This time of the year we begin to see these mostly unwanted guests inside our homes as they search for warmth and protection from approaching winter weather.  It has been mild this year so the invasion has come late; and the invader is the copper-colored Asian lady beetle. They are hard to ignore because large numbers collect on the sides of our homes, or worse yet inside our homes.