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.
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.
Set 1 trap out per room. And remember, they only work when its dark so no need to run it during the day.
But if you wanted a more “permanent” fix, it would be best to stop them from entering in the first place.
So to stip them from getting inside, 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 by starting with the top first and then the sides. Do this every fall and spring and you should be able to keep them out.
Cypermethrin will flush them out and kill any on the RV within a few hours. Its also highly repellent to them so it will work for 3-4 weeks by keeping them from landing on it to enter. This is important and the main reason why treating in the fall will 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 so it will take a couple of treatments to get rid of them food good.
Lastly, for the inside of the RV, apply PT-PHANTOM to all cracks and crevices. This active is just about odorless and goes on dry making it ideally suited for inside applications without making a mess. Keep in mind it doesn’t kill quickly; typically affected beetles will take 2-3 days to die. But during this time they’ll be spreading the treatment to other beetles so when it does eventually kill the ones that touched treated surfaces, many more will die too.