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With the onset of Spring, the world seems to come alive with a familiar and welcome buzz in the air. Insects and other animals that have been hibernating or hiding during the winter come out and add their special presence, once again, to our surroundings.

One of the most welcome sights, for many, is a brightly colored ladybug. It's charming, harmless presence adds a bit of magic to the garden, and an extra touch of color around the house. Little ones, especially, enjoy being 'lucky enough' to have one of these adorable creatures crawling around on their open palms.

So what is so special about ladybugs? Known in the scientific world as "Coccinellidae", everyone else in the English-speaking world calls them 'ladybugs' or 'ladybird beetles'. Regardless of what they're called, though, they are actually quite beneficial to the planet, in general. Not only do people enjoy having them around, but they're wonderful additions to the garden, as well.

Because ladybugs eat aphids and other scale-sized bugs, people who enjoy gardening love to have these little "harmful bug exterminators" around. With the ability to eat up to fifty aphids a day, one ladybug makes a pretty good dent in harmful bug removal without pesticides and other chemicals that may hurt vegetation.

Since they have such a great reputation, (in addition to just being CUTE!), ladybugs are also often used in home decor, fun ladybug foods, and special occasion decorations. What little girl wouldn't love having a ladybug-themed birthday party? With bright red balloons and ladybug cupcakes, it's a little girl's dream party! Ladybug admirers all over the world can be found decorating their homes with the bright red and black spots that are so prevalent on many ladybug species. Whether finding ladybug spots in the bathroom, bedroom, or living room, it's an attention-grabbing splash of color that many people enjoy!

But what if you find yourself having a ladybug infestation? Did you know that was even possible? Believe it or not, it can happen! There are a couple of scenarios that can have a big impact on the attraction of ladybugs to an area. One is a water source. Because ladybugs do drink, a humid, watery area is a big attraction to them. Another attractant is the yellow secretions they expell when they're startled or mating. The yellow liquid is actually their blood. It is loaded with pheromones that can attract other ladybugs up to a quarter mile away! This fluid does stain, and the scent can be very, very difficult to remove from surfaces in and around the home or area they are populating.

Regardless of where ladybugs are found, whether in the house or in the garden, they are typically a welcome addition to the surroundings. Many people even consider it a bit lucky to find them (especially in the garden!) Here's hoping your experience with ladybugs is a positive one that will bring an extra bit of charm - if not, at the very least, a smile to brighten your day!


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