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Ladybirds colonizing my bathroom

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AvengingGerbil Thu 15-Oct-09 13:14:18

My bathroom ceiling seems to be the hibernation place of choice for the local ladybird population.

I've counted twenty-three so far. They come in, huddle together in the corners and don't seem to move at all.

I like ladybirds.

My question for you all: is it gross/revolting/unhygienic to just let them get on with it?

And if you think I should get rid of them, what do you suggest? Killing them is not an option.

CybilLiberty Thu 15-Oct-09 13:16:05

I would sweep into a recepticule and dispose out of window

AvengingGerbil Thu 15-Oct-09 13:19:13

But Cybil they just come straight back in again. And I can't keep the window shut all the time, it's the only ventilation the room has...

CybilLiberty Thu 15-Oct-09 13:20:16

Urgh. I would hoover them up, sorry.

AvengingGerbil Thu 15-Oct-09 13:22:19

Don't be sorry! I thought I might just be being sentimental about the cute spotty bugs - but they are bugs, I guess...

TrillianSlasher Thu 15-Oct-09 13:23:12

They want to hibernate over the winter.

AvengingGerbil Thu 15-Oct-09 13:27:23

Yes, but should I let them hibernate in my bathroom???

(I even have a perfectly nice ladybird hibernation box in the garden, but will they go in it? Will they heck as like.)

dreamteamgirl Thu 15-Oct-09 13:47:51

Could you sweep them up and put them in the hibernation box?

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