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Old Jan 20, 2016, 4:12 PM   #1
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Default Why you should never kill Lady beetles

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Old Jan 21, 2016, 8:52 AM   #2
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Awesome shot!

We used to buy them in the spring to put in the garden, along with Praying Mantis.

They would come in this little tupperware, and there'd be hundreds of Lady Bugs in there. A very handy bug for sure.
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Awesome shot!

We used to buy them in the spring to put in the garden, along with Praying Mantis.

They would come in this little tupperware, and there'd be hundreds of Lady Bugs in there. A very handy bug for sure.
I have read that lady bugs are very territorial and that a mixture of 1/2 cola with 1/2 distilled water sprayed over them prior to putting them in your garden will gum up their little wings (the caramel & sugar in the soda) to prevent them from flying away. This also gives them time to lay eggs and since they are territorial, that means the offspring will continue to lay eggs in your garden year around.

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Interesting.

I may have to try that

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Great details in that.
We went somewhere and every plant was covered with them.
Someone yelled ouch and said a ladybug bit them.
I'm thinking, ladybugs don't bite, then one bit me and it was painful.
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Great details in that.
We went somewhere and every plant was covered with them.
Someone yelled ouch and said a ladybug bit them.
I'm thinking, ladybugs don't bite, then one bit me and it was painful.
Thanks Yes, at certain times of the year lady bugs can will bite and they can be painful, I have been on the receiving end of a few myself.
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There are two bugs the common red ladybug and the orangy yellowish Asian Ladybug. Ive only ever been bitten by the Asian variety and never by the common variety. Asians are relatively new. Both are beneficial but its the Asian variety that tries to get in your house in the fall to stick around until spring.
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There are two bugs the common red ladybug and the orangy yellowish Asian Ladybug. Ive only ever been bitten by the Asian variety and never by the common variety. Asians are relatively new. Both are beneficial but its the Asian variety that tries to get in your house in the fall to stick around until spring.
Many years ago, when I live out in Arkansas, I had them so bad in the house, that I had to use a vacuum to clean them up.
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