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Bug invasion

It's been pretty cold the past week or two, but today was quite warm, up in the 70's.  The bugs have absolutely exploded outside.  There's several dozen flies buzzing around on the porch, but it's the ladybugs that are the real problem.  There are several hundred ladybugs just on the porch.  There are clouds of them zipping around outside.  And they're somehow getting through the weatherstripping on the front door so there's a couple dozen ladybugs crawling around the walls and ceiling in the living room.  I don't particularly want to kill them, because ladybugs are a beneficial insect.  Hopefully the weather will take care of them naturally, it's supposed to be much cooler and rainy the next few days.

At least it's not mosquitoes.



Oct. 19th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Every October the ladybugs appear. Hundreds of them. You don't want to kill them because they're beneficial: I don't want to kill them because they emit quite a rank odor when crushed. Even vacuuming them up causes them to emit that smell, and the vac bag has to be emptied right away.
Oct. 20th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
These ladybugs don't appear to give off any odor when you kill them, fortunately. Or maybe my perpetual sinus congestion has killed my sense of smell.