Lady Beetles

What do lady beetles look like?

Adult lady beetles have a very distinctive appearance. They tend to be bright red, orange, or yellow with black spots or makings on their bodies. Their bodies are oval and dome-shaped. Their heads tuck either completely or partly underneath their neck lines, and they have very short antennae. Lady beetle larvae have soft bodies, are segmented, and have bristles on them. The larvae are mottled gray, black, or tan and are often described as looking like tiny, flat alligators.

Where are lady beetles found?

Lady beetles live outdoors in gardens and landscaped areas during the spring, summer, and throughout most of the fall. In the late fall, lady beetles become problematic for homeowners as they invade homes in large numbers to overwinter. Lady beetles can be found gathering on Iowa & Illinois window sills and crawling along walls as they search for a quiet place to rest during the cold winter months. They tend to end up in attics, behind wall voids, and underneath floors. When the weather warms up again in the spring, they move back outside to mate and hunt for food.

What do lady beetles eat?

Despite their docile appearance, lady beetles are predators and feed on a wide variety of small nuisance insects. Lady beetles are actually very beneficial because they help to keep populations of aphids, mealybugs, mites, scale insects, and other tiny, soft-bodied insects in check.

Contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators! We Are Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

DIY lady beetles prevention and control tips

In order to prevent problems with lady beetles in your home, you need to find and repair any areas around your home that may allow them to gain access inside.

  • Place tight-fitting caps on chimneys.
  • Caulk gaps found around windows and doors.
  • Make sure that door and window screens are completely intact.
  • Place door sweeps on all exterior doors.
  • Seal cracks in the foundation of your home.
  • Put secure covers over all vents, and fill in spaces around utility entrances.
  • Place garden areas away from the outside of your home, and trim back trees and bushes from the exterior of your house.

Professional lady beetle control

For help getting rid of lady beetles and other pests that have infested your home or business, contact Quik-Kill. 

Serving parts of Illinois and Iowa since 1929, our pest control technicians are fully trained and licensed to eliminate your insect and rodent problems. Reach out to us today!

Why Choose Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators?

  • A Category of One
    There are plenty of pest control companies out there, but there is only one pest eliminator. We don't want to control the pests in your home or business, we want them gone forever. Call us today to get rid of your pest problem for the last time!
  • Guaranteed Service
    Our local, family-owned pest control company is committed to friendly service, effective solutions, and 100% customer satisfaction! If you need pest control in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities, we are ready to help!
  • Effective Solutions
    For over 95 years, Quik-Kill has been perfecting our craft and developing our skills to deliver the best results! Our services include residential pest control, rodent control, mosquito control, and more!
  • Sudden Service
    We understand how important dependable service is to you, and we make every effort to respond to your pest problems quickly! How soon can your tech come out? Contact us to get started!

Connect with Us Request a Free Estimate

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please lookup your address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
    "Highly recommend them!"
    Had problems with spiders. Our house was built in1905. After 1 application, we only found 1, months later. No more spiders! Very happy with their professionalism & knowledge of the pests they shared with us!
    - Lilly W.
    "Always mindful of our pets and family"
    We have used Quik Kill for several years. Their product is reliable and their technicians are polite, respectful, and prompt.
    - Jeanine E.
    "I highly recommend Quik Kill."
    Scott has been working with us for over a year now, and we couldn't be happier. Our house had been empty for a while before we moved in. So we had mice and bugs and lots of spiders. They have taken care of them all. We have not seen a mouse in 6 months and
    - Ashley C.
    "Wonderful People"
    Always come in a timely manor, and quick response when I’ve had problems. Bianca and Rob are awesome, and take care of any issues!
    - Louie H.
    "Excellent Job"
    Bianca was very friendly and professional. She made sure to check everything out as well as went above and beyond to complete all my request. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
    - Natasha F.
FREE Inspection
Where We Service