[NAFEX] Asian lady beetles

Hélène Dessureault interverbis at videotron.ca
Tue Nov 13 18:03:47 EST 2007


I agree, I have not found any disagreement with asian lady bugs so far.
Just my opinion as well,
Hélène, north of Ottawa.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Asian lady beetles


> Hi,
>
> I like ladybugs.  Lady bugs eat aphids.  The more ladybugs the better.  If
> they congregate on a wall, more power to them.  A few getting into the 
> house
> is fine.
>
> Just my opinion.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Michele Stanton
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:16 PM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] Asian lady beetles
>
> HI all,
> I think I have found an Asian lady beetle repellent........has anyone
> else tried this?
>
> Three weeks ago when the first wave of Asian lady beetles tried to
> collect around my laundry room door (the same location they have
> congregated in past autumns), I had an 'aha! moment.  I sprayed
> Febreze around the doorjam, both inside and out.  No more beetles
> came.
>
> After a few weeks and several rains, I noticed a handful of beetles
> congregating around the door yesterday.  I resprayed Febreeze, both
> inside and out.  THe  inside beetles dispersed, and no newcomers have
> appeared.  IN previous years, I would have had many beetles.
>
> This is either coincidental, or the Febreeze is messing with the
> insects' congregation pheromones.
>
> Any entomologists out there?  Thoughts, anyone?
>
> Michele Stanton
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