Rescuing Millions of Ladybugs From My Bedroom Means It's Fall Again

How many ladybugs break into my bedroom every cold season?

A lot.

They are in your house because in nature they hibernate over the winter in masses, usually in protected places like cracks in rocks, tree trunks and other warm places, including buildings. When one finds a suitable spot in the fall, it produces a pheromone that attracts others, so it is common to find dozens if not hundreds at a time.

Last night, I tweeted:


How inaccurate I was. This morning, as I typed a diary entry, a ladybug began crawling up my workout pants from the ankle upwards. I half worried I was going to end a poor ladybug’s life from it walking inside my pants. Grabbing a tissue paper, another ladybug went on a ride outside.

My psychic prediction: more are going to bust into my bedroom as time goes on!

The ladybug photographed below was flying around until it refused to leave the cat scratcher. Seriously!?! Don’t you realize giant, hyperactive, crazy felines can eat you!?!