Lady bugs

Asked February 13, 2020, 10:36 AM EST

We have been over-run with brown bugs similar to lady bugs. For a while they stayed in sunny windows but are finding their way to other rooms in our house. So far, we’ve been vacuuming, but want a more permanent but non-toxic answer. Help !!

Harlan County Kentucky

1 Response

Vacuuming is probably the most non-toxic way of removing live beetles once they are in the house. There are a few chemicals that can be used inside around baseboards, windows and doorways but the the beetle must come in contact with it. They enter the house during September and October and overwinter in attics and crawl spaces. Once it begins to warm up, they show up inside the home. If cracks around doors and windows can be eliminated during the summer, it will keep them from coming inside the home.