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Old 03-30-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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The ant thread reminded me that I have a pest problem of my own - ladybugs. They're cute and all but truly the third floor is crawling with them. They are not present on the 2nd or 1st floors of the house - for some reason have never ventured down.

I have no idea where they are coming from or how to deal with them. I don't know their habits or how they nest (if they nest) so I don't know how to nip it in the bud. Killing the bugs I see does not seem to be controlling it. They have been with us the latter part of the winter. Anybody dealt with this?

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You can catch them and then sell them on e-bay as aphid eaters.
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LOL

are you serious?
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Yes, but they dont go for much...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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my god

such idiots on the internet

you think they would be visiting webistes on fish help

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Fedex your enemy some. Opens the box and ........
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There was an article in our paper about this. If you can find where they gather, get a shop vac and suck them all up. Then release them away from your house.
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Gardeners love ladybugs! Esp ppl who grow vegies and roses for shows
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Wow. Usually they are a nuisance late in the fall when they are trying to find a place to winter over. The second year in out present house, we had hundreds of them. My wife wanted to kill them but I told her to let them be. They don't eat wood. They eventually disappeared by Christmas. Since that year we haven't seen them at all.

Maybe the ladybugs are emerging for the spring and will soon vacate?
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Nope, they've been here all winter. Maybe I'll just keep on picking them up and putting them out the window for the roses, now that the weather is (just about) warm enough for them.
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