Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Bugged!

Do you all remember this? Well, I did finally win that battle. That's great, right? Well, you all are aware, I am sure, that it is January in the northern hemisphere. So one might think logically, that perhaps, I might run across a few spiders, but that there should not be many bugs. I am not a fan of the eight-legged land dwellers, but I can deal with a few here and there. You also could say I am not even bothered by a few six-leggeds here or there either. That all being said, I have killed a variety of bugs this week in my house. Bugs that should not be alive in January in northern Utah. The one that has me the most perplexed, though, is this.

If you can't tell from my bad photography, it is a ladybug. If it was the first ladybug it would not be so surprising based on the variety of bugs I have seen this week. This is one of many I have seen in the past three months. It's almost like the insects and the arachnids had a meeting and said, "Yea, we heard the ladybugs say it was a good place to winter, but, if you try it, you are on you own." Hands down, I have seen more ladybugs than anything else.

If it's a "good" bug can it still be called an infestation?

11 comments:

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

They are too cute to be considered an infestation :)

Stacy said...

Ladybugs are a "good" bug! They eat other insects but only the little ones like aphids. Unfortunately this little guy doesn't have much of a chance this time of year without a few hundred aphids around.

Flea said...

That is so bizarre. We see them in the spring, but January? Scoop them up and toss them out. Weird!

Jen said...

I totally think so. That is so weird, you have bugs in January.

Jenn said...

That is weird, I too have seen lots and lots of ladybugs this summer and fall and still somedays I see them!

Krista said...

You know those ladybugs are always gossiping! Flush them down the toilet!

Nancy said...

Hmmm. Tricky. No one wants bugs in their house, but everyone loves a ladybug. That is probably another one of those confusing decisions you have to make. :)

orangemily said...

Weird!

Nicole said...

You defiantly cannot kill the ladybugs. Of course I'm not sure what you are going to do with them. Sell them on ebay maybe. I was actually thinking of buying some last summer at the garden shop (yes, you can buy lady bugs!) to keep the other insects from eating my flowers.

Karen said...

I've learned to hate the ladybug with a passion. They won't go away, they harbor in my walls, they stink to high heaven when you vacuum them up, and the dogs won't even eat them. They're a plague, I tell you. A plague.

carrielt said...

EWWW! I hate spiders! But ladybugs are good. TNT has wireworms in the shop so bad in the fall. If he leaves a light on it is so gross to walk in there. Crunch...crunch. Yuck.