Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our First Comment Contest - Ladybugs, Ladybugs EVERYWHERE!

It's that time of year again - the ladies are on the move - into my house! Every year we have this problem and every year I vaccuum up millions of little bodies. This year I did a search to see what else I could do as an alternate to vaccuuming them and found a HUGE list of very out-of-the-ordinary ways to dispose of these fine creatures. Just to list a few....

 - Seal them out with caulk - the south side of the house will be the side to concentrate on 
 - For those inside just gently sweep them up and let them go. Most times the are not dead,
    just sleeping.
 - The one I use - Put a clean vaccuum bag in vaccuum cleaner, vaccuum them up, then put a
    ziploc baggy over the vaccuum bag hole and allow them to go into there (vacuuming only
    stuns them not kills them) zip the bag shut
 - THE CRAZIEST - Once collected: freeze them now and thaw them later and sell them or
   freeze them now and thaw them in the spring and put them on your plants.
 - BugStop - I have used this on fruit flies and it works
 - ProZap
and on and on....

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Marina@EBMR said...

Try sprinkling boric acid powder

Destri said...

Holy Cow that is a lot of lady bugs!!! I have nothin for ya...nolady bugs here! And those cards are adorable!

Jane said...

I want to win!

Unknown said...

Landscapers will sprinkle the perimeter of their house with food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I hope this helps you like it helped us. You can purchase ir online.

Angela said...

We don't get too many. The ones we get my son likes to look at them. I try to just watch the door as I open and close it.

kk said...

I just catch them in my hands and let them go once outside. Thanks!