how to get rid of ladybugs in the house

How to Get Rid of Ladybugs from Your Home and Garden

So here is how to get rid of ladybugs in the house with a few simple steps that you can set up at home.

They are very small bugs that can enter your house from anywhere, and you have to be ready to beat them.

But let me tell you why those ladybugs are coming to your house and what they are looking for.

They are looking for shelter from the cold weather or any instant drop in temperature outside.

They will sneak into your house through the holes in the door, windows, and walls to have a little comfort.

A few ladybugs should not bother you. But if you see a lot of them, then it is time to do something and repel them from your house. Here is how to do it.

How to Get Rid of Ladybugs in the House

First of all these bugs are not all female, as the name suggests. The scientists have named them that way.

There are more than 500 different types of ladybugs out there. They are also called lady beetles and ladybirds.

These bugs mainly eat aphids but can also eat insects and their eggs, small spiders, bugs, and obviously mites that they attack and capture.

They do not spread any diseases to humans and are not harmful either. Do not kill but repel those ladybugs from your house. So here is how to get rid of ladybugs in the house.

Also read: Creative DIY Pest Control Ideas.

1. Vacuum them Out of Your House

Vacuum ladybugs Out of Your House

The best and easiest way to remove all the ladybugs from your house is to use a vacuum to suck them up and dump them far away. So that they can not come back.

Use it only if you have a lot of them. If you have a few, pick them up by hand and throw them away. They will not harm you.

The vacuum may kill some of them. That is why use it if you have a big infection.

2. Inspect Your Plants Well

Inspect Your Plants Well to Repel Ladybugs

If those ladybugs still come to your house and you are vacuuming them almost daily, then it is time to inspect your plants inside of the house and in the garden.

These ladybugs feed on small bugs and aphids that live on plants. If your plants have them, it will be hard to repel those ladybugs altogether.

So inspect your plants and be ready for the next step.

3. Kill Aphid Infestation in the Garden

Kill Aphid Infestation in the Garden

Make a DIY pest-repelling mixture using liquid soap and water and spray it on the plants where you have seen aphid infestation or any other small bug infestation.

It will kill them, and those ladybugs will not find the food they are looking for. Also, keep your plants outside for a few days until the ladybug problem is solved completely.

  • One warning: Do not use any chemical products that may harm your plants. Use natural DIY spray to repel them. 

Now to repel them permanently from your house, follow the below ideas.

4. Repair All the Small Holes in the House and Roof

Repair All the Small Holes in the House and Roof

Look for holes in your house in doors, windows, roof, and attic, and close them with glue and wood powder or cement if you live in a brick house. 

It is very easy to repair the holes. You can do this DIY at home in under an hour. Try it.

5. Seal All the Wall Cracks Permanently

Seal All the Wall Cracks Permanently

If you find a big wall crack, hire a professional to repair it. It will be hard for you to repair those big cracks in the wall.

Those professionals will break all the surrounding wall area and repair it from the inside, which will last a long.

6. Make Your Door and Windows Tight

Make Your Door and Windows Tight

Hire a carpenter and tell him to tighten all the doors and windows in your house and leave no gap.

Make doors and windows waterproof so that rainwater can not even enter your house and the ladybugs also.

7. Buy Sweeps for Doors

Buy Sweeps for Doors

You can not change the door if it has a gap under it. So your best bet is to get a sweeper and close that gap.

Buy a sweeper online for your front door and set it up. So that those ladybugs can not sneak through under it. 

8. Spray Vinegar

Vinegar is a pest repellent. Use it to disrupt their gathering. The scent is too strong for them to tolerate. They will leave soon.

9. Lay Some Sticky Traps

Trap them with some sticky traps and then throw them away.

Place those traps near the window and door and you will see the result.

10. Reduce Their Hiding Places

They primarily want to save themselves from cold winter and that is why they come to your home for shelter. Do not let them do everything you can to stop their invasion.

Last Words

So this is how to get rid of ladybugs in the house permanently using a few simple homemade ideas and hacks that you can implement right away.

Again, if you have a few ladybugs, just throw them away. Use these ideas for a bigger infestation. Good luck.

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Nazim Ali is an engineer who loves fixing things at home. He loves to try new things and share the knowledge with the world.