Do They Cause Damage?
Ladybugs do not cause any structural damage. Their importance comes from their tendency to enter structures to overwinter.
Do I Have An Infestation?
You will typically see live insects in the home in the fall or on a warmer day in the winter or spring.
What Can Masters Touch Do?
Treating for these beetles can be a challenge. The most successful strategy is to treat exterior entry points BEFORE they try to enter in the fall. They are not a social insect, therefore there is no central nest. Attempting to treat after they have gained access is an exercise in futility. Timing is critical, late summer into early fall is the optimum time to treat.
How Can You Help?
Sealing cracks and crevices, screening windows and vents, repairing rotting trim and siding will limit ways for them to gain access.
Virtually all species of Ladybirds are considered beneficial and feed on Scale insects and Mealybugs which are detrimental to plants.