Keeping Ladybugs Outside

Ladybugs are good for gardens, but that doesn't mean you have to welcome them inside your house. Here's how to keep ladybugs from moving indoors in the fall.
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In the fall, ladybugs, box elder beetles and western conifer seedbugs often enter homes, looking for shelter and warmth. To help keep these insects outdoors, caulk around your windows and add weather-striping to your doors. While they are buisances, these bugs will not harm people, pets or homes. You can vacuum up any that do get inside and dispose of them. Insecticides are not warranted or recommended.

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