Harlequin Ladybirds infestation
I am completely new to gardening and moved into our new/old house in Oct. We noticed the odd ladybird but nothing worth writing about.
In the last two weeks there has been a significant increase in the amount of ladybird activity in out house. I've researched them online and found out they are the Harlequin ladybird which are invading our homes and our own native ladybird. Me and my 2 year old have woken in the morning with the odd bite mark and I have a new baby due in 4 weeks. In the last two weeks, I have tried to seal as many crevices in my bedroom as possible but I'm not sure if they are coming or trying to leave as the weather is getting warmer!
The garden needs an overhaul as it was neglected. It has many plants including a few rose bushes and a couple of apple trees, situated near the house. If I were to get rid of these, would I decrease the aphids and then the ladybird population as I hear aphids are what they feed on?
Please, any help would be welcome!