Ladybugs swarming in northern Georgia and Alabama are starting to become a problem. These swarming ladybugs are doing so as they seek out warmer temperatures, which are typically inside homes at this point of the year. According to a report from WAFF on Wednesday (Oct. 30), houses all over the Tennessee Valley in Alabama are dealing with them after a cold snap hit the area.
Another report from 11 Alive in North Georgia on Tuesday (Oct. 29) stated that they are covering houses in the area. That's a pretty big problem, but it has also revealed an interesting facet of the insect behavior. They started heading indoors in droves before the cold weather actually hit, providing some anecdotal proof about the myth that they can actually predict the weather. Everyone in northern Georgia and Alabama would agree with that statement at the moment.
Experts have weighed in on the reasoning for the ladybugs swarming and have stated that it should only last about a week or two. Two weeks of having insects covering the walls of a home is a long time, though, so many residents may have to take measures into their own hands. One suggested removal technique is with a vacuum, especially because it would keep them from contained and it avoids the stain that a squished one can leave behind.
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