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What are some natural ways to get rid of ladybugs?

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Some natural ways to get rid of ladybugs or the more common orange Asian lady beetle variety include vacuuming the insects, spreading diatomaceous earth powder outside the house, and driving them away with aromatic herbs such as cloves or bay leaves.

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You can drive ladybugs with the smell of vinegar, cloves, bay leaves, lemon- or mulberry-scented candles, mint and menthol oil sprays, and flea bombs. For a quicker solution, use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of ladybugs already inside the house. To prevent a new infestation, sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth powder and plant mums around the house, seal cracks and crevices, install screens on exhausts and attic fans, switch to dark-colored paint or drapes, or start a garden to keep the ladybugs occupied outside.

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