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#1 by valerie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 09:55

Do you have bugs in your area that bug you? What are they?

It's Fall here and the weather is primarily cool but the last couple of days,
it's been very warm. The ladybugs are swarming every where. I can't
walk out of the house without them landing on me.....and some of them
will bite/sting! No fun.
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#2 by zegon » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:07

Catch a ladybug , bite it in the neck , then they learn.

Ladybug's giggles a lot , soon everyone knows that you are deadly and keep away.
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#3 by valerie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:11

zegon wrote: Catch a ladybug , bite it in the neck , then they learn.

Ladybug's giggles a lot , soon everyone knows that you are deadly and keep away.

I'll do that straight away!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Giggle Giggle Giggle Giggle!

:mrgreen:
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#4 by josealvesjr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:29

Yes, dear Valerie they can be a nuisance. As winter approaches, you may see swarms of Asian lady beetles/bugs, leaving their summer feeding sites in search of a protected area to overwinter. These swarms are typically seen from September to November depending on temperatures. They will then overwinter and reemerge as things warm up in late winter/early spring. I hope for you that they are looking for an area to overwinter and have not already woken up.
Climate nowadays I´m afraid is like the stockmarket goes up and down and is kind of unpredictable..
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#5 by dutch1898 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:32

Hothouses here bring ladybugs in because they eat the aphids on the plants.
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#6 by valerie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:16

I can't recall if it was last year or the year before, the ladybugs were really bad
for a few days and made headline news here. Some did get in the house that
year.

Still, I would rather have them flying around then wasps.

The wasps are usually more than annoying here every summer.
They've been so bad at times that I avoid sitting on the balcony
because they'll be swarming around.

I am not advertising but just this last summer I found a product
that really does work very well. It's Raid that comes in a black
spray can for wasps and hornets. That stuff is great. I spray it
around outside and I won't see any wasps for at least a couple
of weeks. When I start seeing them again, I spray again.

I had previously tried everything else. If you ever have a wasp
problem, get the Raid.
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#7 by tasman1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 13:49

Just one big bug , my wife :twisted:
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#8 by larryonly » Sat Nov 04, 2017 16:04

Maybe it is already too cold here for the ladybugs, saw only a few about a month ago .
Last year the maple bugs were bad, but none this year , go figure .
Good advice about the Raid... :D
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#9 by lotoole » Sun Nov 05, 2017 08:38

There's a new invasive beetle called an Asian Beetle. It's similar in appearance to the Lady Bug but it has more of an orange appearance than a red color. It does bite and sting. They can stink. They can also attach themselves to the roof of a dog's mouth. Nasty little critters. Local news featured a story on them last week because they are swarming in some areas.
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#10 by valerie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:44

Yep the Asian ladybugs are not too friendly. They sting! You'd think
something so small wouldn't hurt but they do. We don't see them here
until the weather gets cold and then turns warm in the Fall. They're
bad for a few days and then mostly seem to disappear.

They don't bother the outside cats. I guess with dogs when dogs are
outside or around them, the dogs will try to bite them and then they
get in their mouth.

I've had to actually pull my shirt off before coming in the house and
shake my shirt off. They do kind of hang on to whatever they attach
themselves to.
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#11 by lucky35 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 22:27

We had a lot of Asian lady bugs here before the weather got colder. I was walking one day and got stung. It isn't as bad as a wasp but it hurt for awhile. I never knew that lady bugs stung. I guess the Asian ones do. I can't remember ever having these before here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were all over my screen doors.
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#12 by valerie » Tue Nov 07, 2017 05:16

I don't see them in the summer. It's just when the weather turns cooler and then we have a
very warm day, they'll be every where. It's the Asian beetles and they do sting. They don't
bother me except for that split second when they sting. OUCH!
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#13 by luckypshah » Tue Nov 07, 2017 08:14

Hey, little stick bug
Clinging to a stem.
Where did you come from?
How did you land?

Hey, little lady bug
Sitting on my nose.
How did you get your wings,
Red as a rose?

Hey, little bumble bee.
Why is your bum so pointy?
Please don't sting me.
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