Why Are There Ladybugs All Over the Jersey Shore?
Are you seeing ladybugs EVERYWHERE today?
You're not alone.
Kinda like us, when the weather suddenly gets really warm again, the bugs come out from where they were hiding to soak up the sun.
You're probably seeing a version of the lady bug called Asian lady beetles.
Sure, one or two might be cute, but today, you're probably noticing a ton of them. Ladybug infestation!
The good news: they are basically harmless to humans, and some people think they are a sign of good luck.
The bad news: ladybugs are kinda gross when they are all over everything, and because they release pheromones that attract each other, you could see HUNDREDS in one spot.
Extra bad news: when they get scared, they bleed this funky yellow stuff that can stain things. Ew.
As the weather cools down tonight, they will go back into their hiding places; but keep in mind they like light-colored houses and warm, south-facing rooms, so their hiding place might be IN your house.
Your best bet for keeping them outside? Make sure your windows and doors are well-sealed, and fill any cracks you may have.
You can also build a 'ladybug house' to keep outside that will give the little buggies some place to go! Get directions HERE.