Help Please!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spatcher, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what to do to get rid of ladybugs??? They are absolutely driving us crazy. And no, they are not where the chickens can get them. The siding on the back of the house is covered with them and the yellow buggers bite like mad. I know they are attracted to light colors and all but when you have light skin there isnt much you can do to get away from them. Any help at all please???
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi spatch! I'm not sure what bug you are talking about here...

    a "Lady Bug" round here is the pretty red and black-dotted bug that eats aphids and is very beneficial! They don't bite...

    can you describe more, or find a picture?
     
  3. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    Someone told me they are called Asian beetles or something like that. They are thick around here! We went to the park for lunch and spent the whole time knocking them off us. They bite too, one of them got my neck pretty good. Hubby told me they are thick right now because of all the crops being worked in the fields.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    There's this guy on BYC who will sell ya some DE... [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lady bugs DO NOT bite. It must be something else, although lady bugs do like to congregate on the side of walls like that this time of year.

    Do you happen to live within close proximity to a nuclear power plant by chance? Maybe there is a new killer lady bug species out there we don't know about yet.

    Good luck to ya!
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Find out what you're dealing with by bringing one to a local extension service or garden center - see if they can tell you what would deter it in a nontoxic way. With any luck, it may be a bug that's just around for a few weeks. It's not the gentle, beneficial lady bug.
    JJ
     
  7. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the little orange ones all over my backyard. If you do a search there was a previous post about differences between lady bugs and asian beetles and how to get rid of them.I just don't know how to paste the link.
     
  8. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are asian beetles but look like ladybugs. I guarantee you if you sat on my deck right now you wouldnt last 5 minutes. Gonna try to find something around here to spray them with. Two of our dogs are white and wont go outside because they are getting bit so bad. ANY home remedies that anyone knows about?
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    my kids call the lil bugs that look like lady bugs but they are a pale orange color...stink bugs cause they stink when you squish them...

    yes they are a asian type beetle that were brought my mail order by mistake (or so i am told by the local garden center)
     
  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speaking of bugs...

    There are so many white flies around our whole town, looks like it's snowing.
     

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