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Old 11-09-2021, 06:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone had problems with small insects (lady bugs) coming in around their slide when it is in? Here in VA we are having a horrible problem with hundreds of lady bugs this year. We had our Imagine in storage for about three weeks and pulled her out today for a trip. I noticed lady bugs all over the outside of the RV and a few on the ceiling when I opened her up to put some things in the frig. I didnít put the slide out because most of our things are always packed and ready to go except for the pantry and cold storage. Anyway, when we arrived at a Walmart in North Carolina this evening to stay for a night we opened the slide. OMGOODNESS, there were hundreds of lady bugs under the carpet part once the slide was open. I had to vacuum for about an hour watching to find all of them and I am still seeing a few.
Has anyone had any experience like this and what did you do?
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Your experience is normal for this time of year. They are probably not "Lady Bugs", but are similar. They look for dark sheltered place to over-winter.

Soybean farmers were introducing them into their fields to eat pests. After the harvest there are no pests for them to eat. They get in everywhere for a while.

A shop vac picks them up cleanly.
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Thank you! It’s taking me days to get rid of them.
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We had the same issue with stink bugs. We ended up emptying every drawer and cabinet and collecting them in a water bottle. They hide in the darkest places. We captured a lot of them but I will guarantee we didn't get them all. They will find their way back out in the spring.
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Oh goodness! I would rather have lady bugs than stink bugs!
I agree that we definitely haven’t gotten them all ��
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Japanese Beetle?
Sometimes they bite.
It doesn't hurt for long.
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