Ladybugs and Newtown, CT The very first Fall we lived in Newtown, CT, I was amazed at the number of ladybugs that were swarming my home. Since then, every Fall, usually in mid-October, the ladybugs come - in great numbers. I have a fondness for the ladybugs and don't particularly mind them, but not everyone shares my sentiments.
I wondered about the ladybug and Newtown, CT phenomenon, so, I've googled different aspects of ladybugs over the past few years. Here's what I've learned over the years:
- The ladybugs are looking for shelter for their winter hibernation
- They tend to like bathrooms because of the water & moisture
- They'll fly into your home or squeeze through small openings to hibernate
- Ladybugs will form a large group for their hibernation
- Ladybugs are attracted to light colored homes
- When they die, the vacuum works just fine
So, now you have a little information for next year when the ladybugs return to Newtown, CT.
*** UPDATE OCTOBER 2013: We have been told that these are not ladybugs, but rather Mutlicolored Asian Lady Beetles. ***
Bob & Richelle Ward, Realtors, ABR
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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