[NAFEX] Asian lady beetles

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 14 00:25:44 EST 2007


Febreze is poisonous. It will kill birds, dogs, cats
and just about anything else if used in sufficient
concentration.


--- Michele Stanton <6ducks at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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