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Professional Ladybug Pest Control Tucson Arizona
The ladybug is a Coccinellidate insect species. The insect carries around a shell that covers its wings to add an additional layer of protection from injuries during flight, landing, and invading capture. The wings are orange, yellow, or red with a sprinkle of black polka dots. Once you have been able to identify the ladybug, you will never forget the experience. It is likely, all Tucson residents have experienced at least one ladybug encounter, whether they were aware of it or not. The species can be found all throughout North America. In some towns, the ladybug is viewed as a farmer’s best friend. In others, they are nuisance pests.
The ladybug plays a major role in the pollination of various plants – cucumbers, strawberries, orchard fruit, and watermelon. The adult grows up to 0.5 (½) inches in length. The insect has flying capabilities that are limited to a few feet.
Why Is My Tuscon Property Being Invaded By Ladybugs?
Ladybugs meet the criteria to be classified as an “overwintering” pest. These insects spend the entire winter season and part of the spring in a dormant state known as overwintering. The main purpose of overwintering is to protect impacted insect species from extinction.
There are around 450 Coccinellidae members scattered throughout North America. Small gaps and cracks are utilized to infiltrate homes. To avoid the harm winter elements while overwintering, ladybugs search high and low for vulnerabilities in components of a building structure.
Should I Be Concerned About My Children Being Exposed To Ladybugs?
No, ladybugs do not transmit diseases or parasites to children, teens, or adults. These are nuisance pests that are highly known for the unappealing odor they produce when stressed and injured. The insect has a gland that generates a pyranine-based secretion as part of a safety mechanism. The insect releases the secretion when under threat or injured to stave off predators. Predators rarely venture in the vicinity of an injured or stressed ladybug, thanks to its pyranine-based secretion.
What Can I Do To Eradicate Ladybugs Living In My Garage?
Ladybugs oftentimes colonize before overwintering, in an effort to invade homes with vulnerable pest barriers. The tiny insect can easily infiltrate buildings through the tiniest crevice around door and window frames, garage door seals, and basement vents. There is virtually no hole too small for a ladybug to utilize as a home access point.
Ladybugs can arrive alone or with a colony. It is not unusual for exterminators to utilize nests to locate insects during a pest inspection. Unfortunately, this is not possible with the ladybug because there are no nests. The insect deposits its eggs on a plant leaf to ensure quick and easy access to food upon hatching. For this reason, we only recommend professional pest control because no direct contact with the ladybug is required to deliver 100 percent extermination.
Should I Test Over-The-Counter Pesticides Before Calling In The Experts?
There are no laws or regulations that prohibit Tucson consumers from purchasing over-the-counter or DIY pest control products. If your budget is strict and patience is running thin, by all means, go the DIY route. If your DIY pest control turns out to be ineffective, do not hesitate to reach out to our Tuscon-based extermination team.
How Long Does It Take To Process A Ladybug Inspection Request?
Between 24 and 48 hours, in most cases. Our customer support team accepts service requests from Tucson consumers around the clock. Requests can be submitted via landline, email, or in-person at our Tuscon location. Do not hesitate to submit your service request in a timely manner to avoid all unnecessary delays that could complicate the professional pest control process.
Are EPA-Approved Pesticides Safe?
We believe they are when handled, stored, transported, and administered per the manufacturing guidelines. We highly suggest reading the package instruction thoroughly and carefully before purchasing and again before administering.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a government agency based in the United States. All manufacturers operating in or importing pesticides into the United States are required to obtain EPA approval.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Prevent Ladybugs From Returning Next Fall?
The first step of the ladybug prevention process is to repair your home’s vulnerable pest barrier. Utilize a waterproof sealant to fill in entry points. The next step is to contact our Tucson extermination team. We offer free ladybug inspection, one-on-one exterminator consultation, and written quotes via appointment only. We utilize a first-come-first-serve service request policy.
We also offer same-day and emergency pest control to all Tucson residents and businesses. If you believe your ladybug problem needs immediate professional attention, do not hesitate to inquire about these services.
We believe our pest control service prices are fair because they are competitive with our top Arizona competitors. We strive to provide the highest quality pest control service in the city.