To not want to live in a colony?

(12 Posts)
SwettyaintBettys Thu 28-Apr-16 21:53:29

I'm being forced to live in a colony.

It's ruled by spotty insects, namely ladybirds.

The little feckers are everywhere, in my kitchen, my sitting room, my loo...I cannot escape their smug faces.

I love insects as much as the next person, and as much as I appreciate their dainty spots and devil may care attitude I am fighting an unwavering urge to attack them with my dyson.

I don't want to be responsible for mass ladybird murder but I don't know how to make them leave.

AIBU?

*disclaimer posted this in chat but didn't get a response

FluffyBunny1234 Thu 28-Apr-16 21:54:20

Sounds like an infestation

sunnydayinmay Thu 28-Apr-16 21:57:03

Was talking to a pest guy yesterday (would love ladybirds, as we have rats!). He said, get a brush, open your windows as they will probably be in the frames, and just brush them outside.

Otherwise, bog standard fly spray.

SwettyaintBettys Thu 28-Apr-16 21:57:46

Fluffy it is, although they like to hang out on the windows.

Bloody peeping toms.

novemberchild Thu 28-Apr-16 22:00:38

Stick them on ebay! There's money to be made! smile

www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Garden+Equipment/Garden+Pest+Control/All+Garden+Pest+Control/Ladybirds_MH2393.htm?gclid=CK366OycsswCFUmeGwodewMHnA

dodobookends Thu 28-Apr-16 22:03:39

Think yourself lucky, I've been plagued by idiot birds today.

SwettyaintBettys Thu 28-Apr-16 22:03:51

Am shocked there is a ladybird black market! Who the heck buys ladybirds?!

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Thu 28-Apr-16 22:03:56

At least you don't need to worry about greenfly, this year.

SwettyaintBettys Thu 28-Apr-16 22:10:05

They are honestly everywhere.

DD found some in her bed (alive thankfully) but I find their shrivelled up spotty bodies all over the house. I feel a bit bad for them, like once they enter there is no turning back.

Greenfly is a bonus though!

novemberchild Thu 28-Apr-16 23:11:49

DH bought some last year! We had an aphid problem smile)

Ship the red flying spot-lodgers off to do some work!

ValiaH Thu 28-Apr-16 23:16:22

If they're the 7 spot british ones, then keep them. However... ladybirds inside houses tend to be Harlequin ones (all different spots, sometimes black with red spots, yellow with black spots etc) and they actually eat our friendly British ones. If you want to kill them without fire, wasp killer works- we had an infestation once in a flat we rented, and had major issues with them living inside the sash window frames... it was horrific. The indoor spray wasp killer like Raid suffocates them, they eventually die, and any new ones also die due to the residue. (Can you tell I hated them!?) Alternatively, you coul move house...

RortyCrankle Thu 28-Apr-16 23:30:15

Aww don't kill ladybirds, they are the good guys - just move them outside.

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