offer that “cut above the rest” service for your home
and property. Contact us - We offer
many Pest Management Solutions.
Exterior Spraying service provides you with complete
barrier protection against those insects that make such a mess
on you homes windows, doors and siding.
are many other options involved in this type of application. We
can treat in early spring and late fall to reduce the occurances
of the Box
Elder and Asian
the exterior perimeter or the complete exterior spraying program
will help reduce those pesky insects that are strickly just a
nuisance in these areas. Limiting the Asian Lady Beetle population
in the fall may help in reducing the occurances of them entering
you home and becoming a problem in winter months on warm days.
In older homes, there may be cracks and crevices that enable the
beetles to harbor in and once we get a warm sunny day, they emerge
and create problems in and around your home.
way of removing them from your living quarters is by vacuuming
them in this method:
Removal. Swatting, smashing, or crushing lady beetles
is not a good idea because their body fluid can leave a permanent
stain on carpets, curtains, walls, etc. Lady beetles will stick
to duct tape or similar sticky tape, which then can be discarded.
Although it may be practical to remove small numbers of lady beetles
using sticky tape, vacuuming is a much more efficient and rapid
"Bag 'em!!!" Using a Vacuum Cleaner.
An effective way to minimize problems with large numbers of multicolored
Asian lady beetles is to use a vacuum cleaner or shop-vac to "bag"
the beetles. The beetles can be captured inside a knee-high nylon
stocking that has been inserted into the extension hose or wand
and secured in place with a rubber band (see Figure 2). As soon
as the vacuum cleaner is turned off, be sure to remove the stocking
so that the captured beetles cannot escape. As you remove it,
the rubber band closes around the stocking, effectively "bagging"
the lady beetles. You then can discard the contents of the stocking.
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you want to keep the lady beetles and release them during the
spring, place a damp cloth (they need moisture) inside the stocking.
If you want to reuse the stocking, place the damp cloth inside
a container perforated with numerous air holes and empty the lady
beetles into the container. The collected beetles should be kept
in a protected, unheated area, such as a detached garage or storage