Life in Newtown, CT: Ladybugs and Newtown, CT

Ladybugs and Newtown, CT

Ladybugs and Newtown, CT  The very first Fall we lived in Newtown, CT, we were amazed at the number of ladybugs that were swarming my home.  Since then, every Fall, usually in mid-October, the ladybugs come - in HUGE numbers.  Richelle has a fondness for the ladybugs and don't particularly mind them, but not everyone shares her sentiments. 


ladybugs and Newtown, CT

We have wondered about the ladybug and Newtown, CT phenomenon, so, we googled different aspects of ladybugs over the past few years.  Here's what we'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 and Richelle Ward, Realtors, Newtown, CT

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBob and Richelle Ward • October 25 2009 12:40PM


You forgot to add that they're suppose to be "good luck" too.
I've only seen this once in a vacant home but there were hundreds of them, Good Luck.

Posted by Dan Grammatica, e-PRO (Realty Experts, LLC) about 9 years ago

Dan:  You are so right!  I forgot to mention that they are good luck.

Posted by Bob and Richelle Ward, Realtors, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 9 years ago