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"If ladybugs are active in your attic or crawl space inside your home, dusting with D-Fense Dust may be the best option to take. This is because liquid treatments are not very effective in the attic. They tend to make a mess and get absorbed so they don’t leave a protective barrier out in the open."

Ladybug Control: How To Get Rid of Ladybugs

This page is a general Ladybug control guide. Using the products and methods suggested you will get control of Ladybugs. Follow this guide and use the recommended products and we guarantee 100% control of Ladybugs.

Normally, when you think about common pest problems in your home and yard, ladybugs often do not come to mind. Ladybugs are practically harmless to people and they also are an eater of a variety of nuisance pests that can damage your garden and plants like aphids and spider mites. 

The problem arises when Ladybugs begin to move from your yard and into your home. Ladybugs are overwintering pests, meaning that when the temperatures drop they will seek warm places to stay. These conditions are most commonly found inside of your home, which causes ladybugs to crawl indoors and hide out until spring.

During this hibernation period indoors, they can become an issue all winter long for homeowners by breeding and growing their population in the nooks and crannies where they are in hiding. Once ladybug populations become large enough home owners are faced with numerous crawling activity or dead ladybugs within and around window and door frames, walls, and room corners.

If you are encountering a problem with Ladybugs invading inside of your home or yard, then the following recommended high-quality professional products and easy to follow DIY advice. Read on to learn more about Ladybugs and how to eliminate them from your home using our simple treatment guide.


Before proceeding with pesticides, you need to be certain that you’re dealing with Ladybugs and not another type of insect. This is important because if you mistakenly identify a Ladybug when its a different bug and then you purchase an insecticide, you may be disappointed when the product doesn’t work against the bug because of the misidentification. Identifying them correctly will point you in the direction of the right products to purchase and the right control approach to treat this pest.

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The following are some traits that set Ladybugs apart:

  • A fully grown ladybug is oval-shaped, convex, and is normally a 1/4-inch long. Ladybugs can range in color from a pale yellow-orange to dark orange-red.
  • Ladybugs have six legs, wings and antennae.
  • While their body shape is usually similar, there are differences in size and color depending on the ladybug species. For instance, the species commonly found in the United States is usually red or orange with black markings.
  • This color scheme of their outer shell is the most obvious characteristic to help you identify a ladybug as well as how this shell opens up and their wings flop out when they want to fly.
  • Ladybugs look similar to Asian Lady Beetles. The way to tell them apart is that Asian Lady Beetles have a M or W shaped marking on their heads and are colored a more yellowish or orange or even black while Ladybugs are mostly red.

Use the image and description above to identify a Ladybug on your property. If you are having trouble getting confirmation that you are dealing with a ladybug you can always contact us and one of our representatives will assist in identifying the pest for you.


Once the Ladybug has been properly identified, you shouldn’t apply chemicals to your yard or home just yet. Conduct an inspection to locate the areas of Ladybug activity and all possible areas that Ladybugs might use to get inside and the places they are using to overwinter.

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Where To Inspect

When the weather begins to get cooler, Ladybugs often begin to group together in clusters on the exterior wall of homes and other buildings. Before long, they work their way into the building via some point of entry which can either be small cracks or crevices, or natural breaks in the window panes, door seals, window frames or foundation cracks. This is all in efforts to find a warm place to last through the winter.

Search the perimeter of your home for these points of entry and any damaged or missing window screens. Indoors check behind appliances and in secluded areas of your home like garages, storage areas, under plumbing and laundry rooms.

What To Look For

You’re looking for active Ladybugs and cracks and crevices where they are hiding or using to get inside. Ladybugs often cluster together around heat sources  You may not be able to see ladybugs who have found sanctuary in a hard to reach hiding place or void in an area of your home that is secluded.

Once the warmer weather of spring arrives, the Ladybugs may come out of hibernation from their hiding spot and will be looking for a way to get back outside. This is typically the time that most ladybugs are encountered by homeowners.


Once you have confirmed Ladybug activity it is time to begin treatment. Remember to read all product labels and follow the application instructions on these labels, and stay safe by wearing personal protective equipment.

To get rid of Ladybugs, we recommend applying Supreme IT Insecticide a both a barrier treatment as well as in indoor cracks and crevices. For outdoor infestations, you can also use Flex 10-10 as a space spray to treat ladybugs out in your yard.

Step 1 - Barrier Treatment with Supreme IT

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Use Supreme IT to create an insecticidal barrier around the perimeter of your home that will repel, kill, and prevent Ladybugs from coming close to your property. Supreme IT can treat over 70 different pests on top of Ladybugs and also has a residual (or long-term effects) that will keep working for up to 90 days.

Begin by determining how much Supreme IT you will need by calculating the square footage of your home by measuring the area length and width, then multiplying the two values (length x width = square footage). The rate for mixing Supreme IT is 1 ounce per gallon of water inside a pump sprayer. This application rate will cover 1,000 square feet.

Perform a perimeter barrier treatment around the exterior of your home by spraying 3 feet up and 3 feet out from the foundation of your structure. Apply in this manner all over the foundation of your structure, while also targeting window frames, door frames, eaves, soffits, garage doors, rain gutters, electrical/plumbing penetrations, and any crack and crevice you found during your inspection. 

You can then move on indoors to treat cracks and crevices where Ladybugs may be gathered such as ceilings, along walls, and other areas. Do not let people or pets enter areas treated until 2 to 4 hours have passed.

Step 2 - Outdoor Treatment with Flex 10-10

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For Ladybugs out in the yard, we recommend applying Flex 10-10. Flex 10-10 is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and can be used both indoors and outdoors, but is excellent to use as a space spray outdoors to treat for Ladybugs. Flex 10-10 is specially formulated to be used in Automatic Misting Systems or other approved misting equipment.

To use Flex 10-10, mix between 3.2 fl. oz. to 6.4 fl. oz. of Flex 10-10 per gallon depending on the severity of the infestation. Apply the Flex 10-10 solution out in your yard making sure to keep out of the treated area until the space has properly ventilated.


After you have treated the area and Ladybugs have been removed, you want to make sure they do not make a return. Here are the preventative measures we recommend to keep Ladybugs away from your property.

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  • Start your prevention plan during late summer and fall by sealing any crack or crevice found outside your structure. Use caulk, copper mesh, or pest control foam to fill and seal any possible entry point into the structure and prevent them Ladybugs from overwintering. By sealing these cracks and crevices you will prevent them from getting inside and becoming a nuisance.
  • Apply Supreme IT every 3 months to your structure, especially during summer and fall to deter them from even coming close to your property. This will guarantee no Ladybugs will overwinter in your property.

Key Takeaways

What are Ladybugs?

  • Ladybugs are a common overwintering pest that can show up in your home in clusters to hide and find warmth.

How To Get Rid of Ladybugs

  • We recommend getting rid of Ladybugs with an outdoor perimeter application of Supreme IT Insecticide, treating indoor cracks and crevices to Supreme IT and using Flex 10-10 as an outdoor space spray.

Preventing Ladybug Reinfestation

  • To prevent Ladybug infestations, use caulk, copper mesh, or pest foam to seal and block cracks and crevices and their access into your home.
  • Remember also to spray Supreme IT during the summer and fall to prevent Ladybugs from reestablishing close to your property.
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