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I live in western NC in the mountains, I have an infestation of ladybugs! Last year I bought the house (partial log cabin) and realized there were gaps at joints, etc. We have been patching but realized the bugs just returned and are getting in the house again! I bought the ladybug light trap but I will need something to spray and kill them! I have a 22 foot vaulted ceiling and side windows high up which is where they seem to congregate and come it from! Can you suggest a nuclear option?

Read through our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE which will cover everything you need to do. As our article explains, you should spray the outside of the home with the CYPERMETHRIN right away. This will “intercept” any that come around and really help. You should also seal up as many of the cracks and crevices as you can as using the FOAM we have in the article.

For the inside, setting out some ASIAN LADYBUG LIGHT TRAPS will help but do treat with some PHANTOM or DFORCE to get the overall best results. Lastly, remember that this problem took years to develop and will probably take a season or two of treating before you get rid of them all.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Asian Ladybug Article:  http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

Cypermethrin:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Light Trap:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/asian-ladybug-light-trap

Phantom:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-phantom-17-5oz

Dforce:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/d-force-14-oz-aerosol

 

 

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we are buying a cabin in the mountains in east tn, there is thousands of these ladybugs on the floor some dead and some alive. in the last few days they are crawling up out of the ground around the house. is there a treatment for these and can i personally purchase the stuff the treat them, i talked to a exterminator when he came out to do termite inspection on cabin and he said he could treat them but the cost was a little high to me 600.00 dollars. is this reasonable or can i do it myself and get the same results. any help will be appreciated.   Thank You.

There most definitely is a treatment you can do. First, read through our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE. This will help to explain the details of the problem the cabin now has and how you can best deal with the infestation. In fact, we have a great video that goes over most everything you should do and not coincidentally, the video was filmed on location at a cabin just south of TN! You’ll find it in the article; it’s the second video down.

As you’ll learn, the treatments you’ll need to do will involve liquid, dusts and aerosol products. And you’ll need to treat this spring and then again next fall if you want to improve the situation for next years winter. If you follow the treatment recommendations, you no doubt will find that next winter the population will be a lot less and by the end of the second year, it should be very much under control. Here are some comments made by our happy customers after dealing with problems like you’ve discovered and as you can tell by their results, this is something the average home owner can most definitely tackle on their own if they’re willing to put in a little work:

http://www.bugspray.net/customer-testimonials#ladybugs

The complete ladybug control article can be seen here:

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

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Can NBS, when mixed with water, be sprayed on the exterior of the house? Wood siding. Is this the best ladybug control product? We also have them coming inside the dwelling and hanging out by our large front windows.

For the outside of the house, NBS would be one product that can be mixed and sprayed with water. But as our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE explains, it’s not the strongest. If you have a major problem, we generally recommend going with the CYPERMETHRIN first and once under control, you can change over to the NBS as a maintenance product.

Both of these products can be mixed with water and applied directly to the siding. And though the NBS can be used as a spray, it was originally created with the intent of being used as a paint or stain additive. When used  this way, you’ll find the length of residual to be a lot longer.

For the inside, the PHANTOM is a low to no odor aerosol that handles ladybugs well. Combine the Phantom with some LADYBUG TRAPS installed throughout the home and you’ll get control of the problem.

Ladybug Control Article:  http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

NBS:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/additive/nbs-paint-additive-16-oz

Cypermethrin:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Phantom Aerosol:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-phantom-17-5oz

Ladybug Traps:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/asian-ladybug-light-trap

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Hi there, I am trying to control Asian beetles from entering my house. I was wondering if you could recommend a product for me. I can’t decide! I am not terribly worried about the landscaped vegetation around the house I would just like to prevent/kill the beetles. Thanks so much.

If you review our ASIAN BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll see we have several products that can be used to get a local infestation under control. The primary product is the CYPERMETHRIN you can use on the house and plants immediately adjacent to the structure. It will both kill and repel this beetle and if done soon enough in the season, you can effectively keep them out altogether.

Once you get them inside, you’ll need to decide what other products you should employ depending on where you’re seeing them. As our article explains, this pest will come back year after year so if you’ve been seeing them on your house before, they’re sure to return unless you treat the area.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Asian Beetle Control Article:  http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

Cypermethrin:  http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/cypermethrin.html

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What type of sprayer would I need to spray a 2 story house for ladybugs?

In most cases what you’re trying to do is reach up high when dealing with this pest. As our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE explains, this insect can fly and will attempt to get inside structures around soffits, shingle lines, downspouts, windows, under siding and pretty much anywhere you have a crack or crevice on your building. To prevent them from gaining access, it’s best you treat as much of the siding as you can reach with CYPERMETHRIN.

To accomplish this task, you could use a simple HOSE END SPRAYER. They use the water pressure of your residential water supply and can therefore reach quite high. I’ve been able to reach 20-25 feet since the pressure at my house is so strong. The only problem with this sprayer is that it tends to cause the applicator to use more chemical than is usually needed. To control usage, consider a TROMBONE SPRAYER. It can reach high and won’t use nearly as much finished product to treat the same area. And though most people want to use a PUMP SPRAYER, it’s tough to get one that will reach high enough. Our best units will only reach 10-15 feet because they’re just not designed to shoot a spray that high. But if your two story dwelling isn’t too tall, it might still be able to handle the job.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Ladybug Control Article:  http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

Cypermethrin:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Hose End Sprayer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/gilmour-6g-385

Trombone Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/trombone-sprayer

Pump Sprayer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/good/pump-sprayers

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Good Morning,
We have a lot of ladybugs in our RV and I’m thinking of purchasing your ladybug trap, however, I’m also wondering if I should have some type of spray to apply around the doors and pullouts as that’s where they seem to be getting in.  I read the testimonials and customers refer to a product named ‘cypermethrin’.
Please tell me what the absolute best product is to use.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Regards, L.

Our LADYBUG LIGHT TRAP would be ideally suited for an RV. You could plug it in and turn it on every fall and spring whether you were using the RV or not. The trap would effectively collect any ladybugs which might appear and quickly round them up and stop them from nesting. This would effectively decrease the amount of spraying needed inside the Recreational Vehicle. But if you wanted to control the problem it would be best to stop them from entering in the first place.

To do this you should treat the outside of the RV with CYPERMETHRIN. It’s highly irritating to the ladybugs and they’ll avoid surfaces where it’s been applied. Simply spray down the outside top and sides every fall and spring and you should be able to keep them out. As explained in our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE, this invasive pest will return year after year to the same structure seeking winter harborage. If they’re a problem inside, be sure to use some PT-PHANTOM throughout. It’s just about odorless and goes on dry making it ideally suited for inside applications without making a mess.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/ladybugtraps.html

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/cypermethrin.html

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

http://www.bugspray.com/item/phantom_aerosol.html

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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We have a massive infestation I have not seen reference to. Our home is a 1990 doublewide on
a 4′ concrete foundation. Our roof is like a regular house. We got a new steel roof. The ladybugs have been around before this. In the Summer they swarm
all over at the front door on our porch. I have tilt windows & the lady bugs are all in the windows. I even caulked around the inside edge ( outer walls ).
They are biting & so nasty. I have the theory that they are in our attic & have been for years. We cannot get to the attic. The only access would be a small vent on each end of the house. I would greatly appreciate your help & info.

Asian ladybugs will readily infest any home that’s left unprotected and it sounds like you haven’t been doing any treating just yet, correct? If so, I suggest you first read our ASIANLADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE which explains all you need to know on how to treat and get rid of this pest. There you’ll learn spraying the outside of the building is needed and what you should do immediately as they are leaving your home. Getting them now can really help so don’t delay. Get some CYPERMETHRIN and spray the entire perimeter of the home making sure you get all sides from top to bottom. Next, use the PT PHANTOM if you’re finding any inside. It’s odorless and dries without making a wet mess.

At some point over the summer as fall approaches it would be wise to treat the attic as this is almost always  a hot spot. Based on your message, it sounds like this is the case in your home too. The screen access points are probably where you can administer the treatment and should be all you need to get a good application of the DELTAMETHRIN DUST applied using the DUSTIN MIZER or maybe even one of our electric rental models. But there is no need to rush and dust this area now as the ladybugs are surely leaving for the spring and summer and your effort won’t have nearly as much of an impact like the outside spraying will at this time. However, the dusting will be needed by next fall for sure.

Here are direct links to all the items mentioned above:

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/cypermethrin.html

http://www.bugspray.com/item/phantom_aerosol.html

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/deltamethrindust.html

http://www.gotosprayer.com/dusters/2-handed-dusters/dustin-mizer

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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OK, so we have done the Vacuum deal basically twice a year for 23 years.

New windows, Painted and caulked the siding but I guess there is a proper time of year to actually spray the outside of the house to either stop them or not attract them?

Do I hire a home pest control for that? It is a 2 story 140 year old Victorian with a tall attic.

THX

There really isn’t a specific time to spray but more a time frame. In general this will be  just prior to them emerging in the spring and then again in the fall, just before it gets cold and they start to show up on the outside of your home. Remember, any of the treatments mentioned in our ASIAN LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE will last 1 month or more. This means if you have a good treatment in place you’ll have a barrier that will effectively keep them out for several weeks. Ideally you should take note of the time and temps you started seeing them this year and be sure to apply something next year beforehand. So for example, if you were to treat March 23rd and they started to emerge anytime from then through to April 20-30th, the treatment would affect them and could very well knock them out. But if you don’t see any by the 30th of April, I’d do another application to make sure your home would be protected just in case they were late to emerge which can happen from season to season.

In the fall, it’s best to get your application done September, around the beginning of the month, just before they start trying to come inside to hibernate. I also recommend treating again the first week of October. This insures you’ll have a fresh application of active in place that will keep them away till winter sets in.

The two sprays that work well are listed in our article. If you want the stronger option, go with the CYPERMETHRIN. It will kill them if they choose to crawl through it and does a good job of repelling them as well so they tend to stay away where it’s applied. The NBS INSECT REPELLENT isn’t a pesticide so it won’t kill anything. However, it’s plant oil actives will chase away ladybugs, wasps and other invasive pests for sure. For some reason this mixture is an excellent repellent and could have been added to your paint recently used when you had your windows replaced. I’m sure it would have worked.

As for the whether or not to hire a service company; this is your call. We sell to professionals, homeowners, commercial businesses and basically anyone that has a pest related problem. Our business model is simple; follow our directions with the products we recommend and you too can do your own pest control. The bottom line is if you’re a “do it yourselfer”, we’re for you. But if you’re one to hire out for work to be done around the home, get the service company because in the end, it is work.

Here are direct links to the above mentioned information and products:

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/cypermethrin.html

http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/repellents/nbs-repellent-insect-spray

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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Hi,

We have a severe problem with Japanese Beetle infestation in our old farm house.  whats your best answer?
Is the trap thing a good thing?    Should I spray the lawn?    The old house has many cracks that they can
get through I am sure.

Are you sure you mean Japanese Beetles and not Asian Beetles? This time of year the ASIAN LADY BEETLES are the ones most people have problems with. JAPANESE BEETLES aren’t active till the summer so I doubt you have them.

If it’s the Asian Ladybugs, you’ll need to treat with the products listed in our article. The LADYBUG LIGHT TRAP will help but it won’t stop them from entering like the outside liquid treatment with CYPERMETHRIN will.

Here are links to all the information and products mentioned above. Call us toll free at 1-800-877-7290 if you have further questions as we’re open on the weekend too.

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/japanesebeetle.html

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page2086.html

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page187.html

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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I recently moved here to the states from the UK and have found out you too have the ladybirds! They are all over my kitchen and I can’t figure out where they’re coming from. My kitchen has a big window they seem to like along with the ceiling light. Can you tell me what I can safely use here?

Ladybirds in the UK are what we call ladybugs here in the States. Asian ladybugs to be exact and like in the UK, they were imported with good intentions. But as it turns out, they sure can create a lot of problems once they decide to move inside and make a mess!

Treating ladybug infestations is usually a multi step process as explained in our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE . Though it will be easy to kill the ones in the kitchen with our PHANTOM AEROSOL, more will keep coming around if you don’t get to their main nest site. I suggest you at least get the outside of the home treated as they are leaving for the spring and this is a good time to get them when they leave. I also suggest installing some LADYBUG TRAPS inside the kitchen to help collect any your treatment misses. As explained in our article, they like the light which is why they’re hanging around your window and ceiling.

Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:

http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-control

http://www.bugspray.com/item/phantom_aerosol.html

http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/ladybug_light_trap.html

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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