It’s Fall, Here Come The Ladybugs

Ladybugs and Here They Come!

You’ve likely heard of ladybugs as a sign of good luck, but did you know about their other benefits? The main one is aphid control – it’s said that one ladybug can gobble up roughly 50 aphids each day!

If you’re noticing more and more ladybugs entering your home this fall season, you’re likely wondering what caused this behavior (and what you can do about it!). 

Continue reading for a few top questions about ladybugs, including “Are ladybugs active during the fall?” and several more. 

Are Ladybugs Active During the Fall?

Ladybugs don’t like the cold and will hibernate during the winter to stay as warm as possible. While their most active seasons are spring and summer, during the fall, they begin looking for a place to hide from the colder temperatures, which is why you might see more of them than usual. 

Once the ladybugs have chosen their hibernation spot in the fall, they remain relatively quiet until it starts to warm again. 

Why Are There So Many Ladybugs This Year?

Seasonal changes cause ladybugs to make themselves more known to people than they usually would. It’s common to think there’s a surge in the ladybug population during the fall when they start creeping into your warm home, but in reality, they’re just trying to move from the cold outdoors to your toasty house. 

As the fall and winter seasons go by and spring brings warmer weather, you’ll notice fewer ladybugs invading your space as they go back outside. 

Why Are There Ladybugs in the House?

During ladybug hibernation, they try to choose a warm place to huddle together to survive the winter. This includes places like inside cracks or fissures, in the nooks and crannies of trees, and even in your home.

This is why you may see more ladybugs in your house as the fall season approaches. The bugs won’t hurt you – they’re just looking for a place to stay warm!

How Do You Get Rid of Ladybugs in the Fall?

If you’re tired of seeing ladybug infestations in your home in the fall, you can do a couple of things to get them under control.

Simply sweeping them onto a piece of paper and letting them loose outside is an easy way to rid your home of ladybugs. Since they won’t cause you any harm and are needed for aphid control, keeping ladybugs alive is always a smart move. 

However, if the ladybugs are driving you crazy, you can call a pest control service and ask for their help or advice in tackling the problem.  

Keeping your windows and doors closed and tightly sealed is the most effective way of keeping ladybugs (and other garden insects!) out of your home, no matter the season.

Your Ladybug Questions Explained

Now that you know the answer to “Are ladybugs active during the fall?” and the importance they play in our ecosystem, hopefully, you’ll consider them a welcome surprise in your home instead of an unwelcome visitor. 

Are you looking for a reputable pest control service? We’re here to help. Reach out today to NJ Pest Control to find out how we can best assist you here in New Jersey.

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