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Ladybugs and Newtown, CT

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. 

ladybugs and Newtown, CT

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
www.connecticuthomesforsale.com
Cell - (203) 470-9818

2 commentsBob and Richelle Ward • October 25 2009 12:40PM
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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… more