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While the UK’s native ladybirds are usually a welcome sight to gardeners and children, the recent arrival of their foreign cousin – the Harlequin Ladybird – is altogether more disturbing.  The Harlequin found its way to the UK from North America where it was developed as a natural pest control to eat aphids on crops. Since its arrival however, it has quickly spread, mainly due to the lack of natural predators here.

Getting rid of Harlequin ladybirds quickly and safely could not be easier with our fast and reliable control service. You can contact your local branch on freephone or find you nearest branch with our branch locator.

Our Harlequin ladybird control service offers:

  • same day / next day response with treatment at a time convenient to you with no call out charges
  • a nationwide network of local branches with friendly, expert and professionally trained local technicians
  • a free survey of your property with recommendation for preventing future problems
  • a guarantee for all work completed
  • an online quote service to get rid of your Harlequin ladybird problem fast

As well as preying on our own native ladybirds, Harlequins can infest your home as they gather in swarms on window sills. Once inside, they can destroy and stain your carpets, curtains and wallpaper. They prefer to overwinter indoors and significant numbers may congregate inside walls during hibernation. They have achieved household pest status due to their unpleasant odour and staining left by their bodily fluid when frightened or squashed, as well as their tendency to bite humans. Although the bites normally only cause minor irritation they can trigger allergic reactions in some people

Harlequin ladybirds can often be difficult to identify because of the variations in colour, spot size, and spot count. To get rid of your infestation, it’s always wise to seek professional help. A consideration in their control is the fact that when this species die, they release a chemical that attracts more.  To ensure the problem is fully eradicated and avoid re-infestation, contact your local branch or call to speak to one of our expert pest control technicians. Alternatively you can get an online domestic quote to get rid of your Harlequin ladybird problem now.


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