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Hi

I have seen an influx of ladybirds attempting to live in my house coming through my bathroom window.  They appear to be the red variety.  Never seen so many all in one place.   Can anyone give me more information, and how I should treat this invasion.  I would not like to kill them

Pamela

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Open the window and shoo them out

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...you are not alone....I've had a few lately...red and  orangey ones...on my dining table...on the floor...

    ...ooh...that sounds a bit saucy....image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    where are mine? I want some ladybirds

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Holidaying in the south Nut.....we have plentyimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    perhaps they'll blow my way in Monday's gales

  • I tried shooing them out,  in fact gently removed about 20 and put outside, and they are gradually come back to see me again

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    They are looking for a place to hibernate. You could make a bug house and put it against a warm south facing wall.

    They will find their way there. If not I have drilled a small hole 1cm under the eve of my garden shed, which allows them access to a sheltered environment to sleep over winter.

    Last winter there were 20  or so dotted around the shed.

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Was,nt there some kind of verse about ladybirds?

    "ladybird,ladybird,fly away home"

    Perhaps a bug house would be the answer Pamelala.

  • AWBAWB Posts: 419

    Your house is on fire and your children are burned.Cant remember the rest.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    All except one and that's little Ann,

    For she crept under the fying pan.

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