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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Westmoreland County/Cross Fork camp
Re: Flies and ladybugs ??
My neighbor in Potter County pays $300 to have his whole place sprayed for the lady bugs, etc. I use a $20 plastic can of Ortho Home Defense and spray around every door and window (inside and out) with a tight stream so the spray doesn't go everywhere. It works great - but you have to do it in early October before they start to come in with the cold weather. The ones that do crawl in under and around door jams and window frames are dead within eight inches of the opening - and they are then easy to suck up with a sweeper. It's real cheap and it works as good as a $300 treatment!
By the way, I didn't do this one year, and had to set of some bug bombs. I found that when lady bugs die, they grab onto whatever that are on, and you have to scrape or pick them off of anything fuzzy like a wool blanket!