Last year was our first autumn in the house and we were shocked to find hundreds, maybe thousands, of ladybugs migrating inside when the weather first got cold. Our home isn't well insulated and the ladybugs find a way to get inside. Last autumn we collected them in jars and took them away. We exterminated the house last spring, but the ladybugs still returned, although this autumn we have less ladybugs than last year. In the past few weeks we have collected them in jars once again and let them go down the street - I think we got rid of most of them now. It seems once we remove them they do not come back. They are mostly on the sunny side of the house walking on the walls, but they also get everywhere in the rooms on that side of the house.
Here's a ladybug on a sneaker shoelace.
Here are a group of ladybugs in a corner of a room by the ceiling.
Some of the ladybugs have spots, some don't have spots. Although I don't hate ladybugs, I really don't like them inside my house, and I'm happy we got rid of them for now! I think if it were any other type of bug I'd really freak out! Goodbye, ladybugs...