How To Tell The Difference Between Good And Bad Ladybugs

How To Tell The Difference Between Good And Bad Ladybugs

By Dana Hughes | Contributor on May 15, 2018
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Ladybugs are one of the cutest insects, and it can be pretty much fun to play with them, but not many know that there are types even when it comes to a ladybug. Yes, you read it right, there are the good ladybugs and then there are the bad ones too, and today in this article we are going to tell you all you need to know about both these types.

If you are not someone who freaks out by watching the little insects, then we are pretty sure that you at some point in your life held a ladybug to play because honestly, they’re cute. If you ever hold a ladybug and look at it closely, you’ll see what a beautiful insect it is, the red body with a touch of black on it looks just fantastic.

Now, if you are someone who wants to know more about ladybugs, then you need to stick to this article a little longer because today we are going to tell you everything about the ladybugs and their types too. So, folks, take notes of what we are about to tell you because this article can be handy for you in the long run.

The Good Ones

Before telling you about the good ladybugs, let’s tell you about a very famous superstition about these little insects. It is said that one should not kill a ladybug because if someone does then bad luck happens in his life. It is an ancient belief, and people are still following it, a lot of people yet consider ladybugs to be a sign of good luck and happiness which why they never kill them. Now, in general, if you want to know about a good ladybug then know that the good ones don’t have an “M” shape on their upper portion of the body. These ladybugs are harmless to the humans, and the best thing is that they can be used for pest control. You see ladybugs are extremely hungry insects and they feed on the harmful pests in your garden or the farms so yes you can say that these bugs are quite important for your crops or garden etc. Another sign of the good bugs is that they live outdoors and they don’t try to invade your house.

The Bad Ones

The bad ladybug actually has a proper name, and it is known as the Asian Lady Beetle. This beetle is quite aggressive, and if you ever let it have a direct contact with your skin, then there are high chances that it will bite you. So, yes first, it’s not the one you can play with, and secondly, the bad ladybug will love to invade your house. So, if you see any ladybug roaming around on your couch or in your lounge then know that it is the Asian Lady Beetle and it can be pretty dangerous for you. Especially if you have a pet dog in your house then you need to take measures  to keep these bad bugs away from it because these ladybugs are very harmful to the dogs. The worst part is that these bugs leave a very irritating odor and they sometimes even leave yellow stains on everything they pass through so that can be disgusting for you. If you want to keep them out of the house, then there are several home remedies for ladybugs that can come handy for you. Just make some online search, and you’ll find several ways to keep these little insects out of your house.

Conclusion

We hope you now got an idea about the bad and the good ladybugs so now if someone asks you the next time about the difference, you’ll be pretty clear with your explanations.



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