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Old 03-31-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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I my coach, 2013 Allegro, is full of lady bugs. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you treat it.

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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I my coach, 2013 Allegro, is full of lady bugs. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you treat it.

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Lady Bugs or love bugs?

Where are you?
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Ladybug Infestation: There?s Ladybugs in my House!

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I my coach, 2013 Allegro, is full of lady bugs. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you treat it.

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Could they be Asian Beetles?.....(see: https://www.google.com/#q=asian+beetle+vs+ladybug)

Here in central WI we've had major autumn infestations of Asain beetles, (both in our coach an sticks & bricks)...some years we have vacuumed up thousands.

See also: Asian Beetles - How To Kill and Get Rid Of Asian Beetles Bugs

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My sister had a ton of them invade her house.

They kept a vacuum cleaner handy and sucked them up several times a day.
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We had an infestation a month or two after we bought the RV. They had laid their eggs on top and around all of the slide seals. After they did their ladybug 'transformation', they entered the RV with the slides closed. They were everywhere...and they bite! Once I found out where they were coming from, I sprayed all the slide seals and it took about a week to vacuum up the ones that found their way inside...what a pain.
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We had an infestation a month or two after we bought the RV. They had laid their eggs on top and around all of the slide seals. After they did their ladybug 'transformation', they entered the RV with the slides closed. They were everywhere...and they bite! Once I found out where they were coming from, I sprayed all the slide seals and it took about a week to vacuum up the ones that found their way inside...what a pain.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...3075950AAXlScZ

Your comment that they bite caused me to look this up because I didn't think they could bite.

Turns out our American ones don't bite.
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A residual-type ant killer spray works very well to kill those present and significantly reduce the number that crawl over the dried spray.
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I my coach, 2013 Allegro, is full of lady bugs. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you treat it.

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I am 50 miles south of you. We are in McDonough, GA. We also have been overrun with them. I suck them up with vacuum cleaner. They started 3 years ago for us. They don't seem to hurt anything.
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At home they hatched from one of our heater vents. Then fly everywhere. I started spraying a standard bug killer inside of the vent for the last three years. It has killed them a little at a time. Some of the hatchlings would make it through the season and come back but I sprayed them again and again. I think I finally got most of them. Then I just vacumed them up. Good luck. I don't think they bite though.
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