cluster of ladybugs

What do ladybugs look like in North Carolina?

Adult ladybugs are oval and domed shaped, and their head tucks either completely or partially underneath their neckline. The body of an adult ladybug is usually bright red, orange, or yellow in color and is dotted with black spots or similar markings. The larvae of a ladybugs looks very different from the adults. Larvae are flat, soft-bodied, segmented, and are covered in bristles. They can be mottled gray, black, and tan in color.

Are ladybugs dangerous?

Ladybugs are not considered to be a dangerous pest, since they don’t pose any known health risks to people and they aren’t destructive to property. To defend themselves, ladybugs emit a toxic odor, which can be problematic for some smaller animals, but is not toxic enough to be a problem for humans. Ladybugs do have the potential to invade homes and other properties in large numbers and, once inside, can be difficult to eliminate.

Why do I have a ladybug problem?

During the spring and summer months, ladybugs can be found living outside in gardens and landscaped areas, happily feeding on aphids and other garden pests. In late fall, when temperatures drop, ladybugs gather on the sunny sides of homes, garages, sheds, and other buildings, seeking warmth. As they crawl up the exterior walls, they can find their way inside through gaps or holes. Ladybugs move inside buildings in the late fall in order to have a warm, safe place to spend the cold winter months. Inside, these pests are often found gathered in attics, crawl spaces, under floors, inside walls voids and--during warm sunny days--on window sills.

How do you get rid of ladybugs?

If you discover a ladybug problem inside your North Carolina home, immediately contact the pest professionals found at A-1 Pest Control. At A-1 Pest Control, we offer effective ladybug control, which is based on proven experience and modern practices. Our team of pest control pros are well versed in ladybugs and have all the tools necessary to eliminate them and other occasional invaders. Contact us today to learn more!

How do you prevent ladybugs?

Here’s what A-1 Pest Control recommends for ladybug prevention:

  • Repair cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation and siding.
  • Seal spaces found around wires, pipes, cables and other utilities, which are entering into your home.
  • Caulk spaces found around exterior windows and doors; replace any screens that are torn.
  • Place covers over all vents and make sure there are caps on all chimneys.
  • Replace loose or missing roof shingles, and repair holes along your home’s roofline.
  • Place garden areas as far away from the exterior of your home as possible.
  • Trim bushes, flowering plants, and other landscaping back away from the outside of your home.
  • Before bringing potted plants inside, inspect them for ladybugs.

Recommended Program For This Pest

home shield complete logo Home Shield Complete

Our most comprehensive plan, the Home Shield Complete affords you the same coverage as our Home Shield Plus with additional benefit of termite control featuring the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System.  As with the other plans, the Home Shield Complete offers year-round protection from pests, includes interior and exterior inspections and treatments, and treatments for outdoor pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.  It also stops termites from feeding on and destroying your home!

home shield complete icon

Starting At $85/month

Initial Treatment
ONLY $599

Price is an estimate only and may change during inspection and pest pressures.

Schedule FREE Inspection

Want to Book Your Free Inspection Over the Phone?

(828) 457-8117

Complete Price Calculator

Up to a 3,000 Square Foot Home

What's Included:

Year-Round Protection

8 Scheduled Treatments

Covers 15+ Pests

Free Re-treatments

Fire Ant Control

Seasonal Mosquito Treatments

Outdoor Tick & Flea Control

Stinging Insect Control

Indoor Flea Treatments

Sentricon Termite Protection

sentricon logo

Pests Covered: Nuisance ants, Carpenter ants, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Millipedes, Mice, Silverfish, Spiders, Fire Ants, Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, and Stinging Insects PLUS Termites.

Guarantee: If pests come back in between regularly scheduled treatments, A-1 Pest Control will come back FREE of charge to re-treat.

Schedule Your Free Estimate

Complete the form below to schedule your no obligation estimate with A-1 Pest Control.

or call (828) 457-8117

A-1 Pest Control Blog

Many of us here in North Carolina are relieved when winter arrives, because colder temperatures mean that some of the most annoying insects disappear from outside. However, just because you can’t…

Read More

Finally, the blissful cooler temperatures of late fall are upon us here in North Carolina. When the chill in the air brings us indoors to enjoy the warm comforts of home, though, beware… because we…

Read More

What comes to mind when you hear the word wildlife? For most people, it probably conjures up images of various animals, whether those that live in your area or on other continents. However, there is…

Read More