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Old 04-18-2017, 07:47 AM   #11
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I have those too, dragn. They're Asian ladybugs, imported to take care of aphids. Our regular native ladybugs don't come inside.
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Yeah, I knew what they were. I watched their infestation slowly cross the maps. Never knew how bad they were until they hit my area more than 15 years ago. YECH!
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:06 PM   #13
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Lucky us. We are surrounded by farmland, and some genius decided to import the nasty critters to eat the bugs off the soybeans. And yes, they do pinch and stink! We tried to stain the outside of the house ourselves about 15 or so years ago, and couldn't do it. They were pinching like crazy.

Thankfully this winter hasn't been as thick inside with them as in the past.
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Bet not even muscovy's would eat them. I find they are worse in the fall. Especially on hot Indian Summer type days. I think they are looking to fatten up for the winter as they head indoors.
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Yech! After viewing that first picture, I'd rip out everything and start over! They won!
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:53 PM   #16
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I have those too, dragn. They're Asian ladybugs, imported to take care of aphids. Our regular native ladybugs don't come inside.
Never heard of them before now. So far, we don't seem to have them. Our ladybugs are proper ladies -- no biting.

Another case of humans solving one problem and creating another. When will we learn that Mother Nature is smarter than we are?

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