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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ladybird beetles (ladybugs)

Frequently asked questions about ladybird beetles (ladybugs):

Ladybirds are not poisonous to humans and only harmful to pets if they eat them.

Harlequin ladybirds can be killed if they become a nuisance or are hibernating in your house.

The most common ladybird is the 7-spot ladybird. They are found in gardens and parks – or anywhere there are aphids for it to feed on.

Ladybirds can become a nuisance in large numbers however they are not harmful to humans so do not need to be killed.

A bug that looks like a ladybug but is black is likely to be a furniture carpet beetle. They look like small, miniature ladybird beetles but with a black shell and yellow spots.

A house full of ladybugs indicates an infestation.

Ladybirds live for up to a year.

Ladybirds normally emerge from their hibernation around April.