Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



I opened the front door this afternoon and saw dozens upon dozens of ladybugs. All different colors from a pale orange with no spots to bright red to everything in between. Some had spots and some didn't. They were flying into the house and making it hard for me to get them out without killing them. I've always heard they're good luck.

They are good to have around the house because ladybugs will eat aphids, which eat your plants. I'm not sure why so many are here right now, but it could be because of the weather change or because a storm moved them here.

But, they are pretty. With so much good luck, I think I ought to go buy a lottery ticket in the morning.


  • At 4:13 PM, November 23, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoM, I hate to break it to you but those aren't likely to be ladybugs. They are more likely asian beetles and look out they bite. The midwest has had a terrible time with them the last few years. My grandfather can't keep them out of his house and is constantly vacuuming them up. Of course, not having seen them, I can't say for sure. They look almost identical.


  • At 4:13 PM, November 23, 2004, Blogger Astrosmith said…

    Wow! Baby ladybugs look kind of cool, and eat bad bugs. My daughter will love those ladybug websites!

  • At 4:16 PM, November 23, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's a website explaining a bit about them if you are interested. There are pictures as well.


  • At 5:18 PM, November 23, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks for the link, I'll go check it out. I'd like to think they're ladybugs! ;)

    So far, I managed to keep them out of the house even though Hot Rod kept opening the door and letting them fly in. ARGH! Kids. I managed to catch all but one and I hope it dies soon.

  • At 5:31 PM, November 23, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ok, checked out the link. I think these may be the asian beetles, but they're not as big as described there. So maybe I'm good. *crossing my fingers*

  • At 7:21 AM, November 24, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, even if they are the asian variety, the still aren't really going to do any harm (it's possible for them to stain light colored surfaces, but that's about it) other than being a nuisance and perhaps the odd nip or two. And, they do eat aphids, so it isn't all bad. They don't last long in the house, just vacuum them up!


  • At 8:20 AM, November 24, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    They probably won't survive the freeze tonight regardless, which is sad because they're cute whatever they are!

    Glad to see you visit Spacebunny. :)

  • At 11:30 AM, October 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have ladybugs all over my apt.on the drapes mostly.I found two inside my t-shirt.I hope they don't bite.I am up in canada in ontario.


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