How to Get Rid of Ladybugs in a House With Lemons

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Ladybugs primarily eat aphids, which live on plants and flowers.

A few ladybugs inside the home are an innocuous presence that usually does not affect your everyday life. Dozens or even hundreds of ladybugs inside of your home, however, are a nuisance, especially when they begin to fall into your hair, bathtub or breakfast cereal. A homemade lemon spray not only kills ladybugs in your home on the spot, the odor also deters any ladybugs from invading your home in the future.


Step 1

Pour 3 cups water into a plastic spray bottle.

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Step 2

Add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tbsp. liquid dish soap to the bottle.

Step 3

Replace the bottle's top and shake it vigorously to mix all of the ingredients.


Step 4

Spray the mixture directly onto any ladybugs inside of your home. Look for ladybugs near heat sources; many ladybugs enter homes to escape cooler temperatures outside.

Step 5

Vacuum up the deceased ladybugs with a hand vac. Use a shop vac if there are several ladybugs to be removed.

Step 6

Empty the contents of the vacuum inside an outdoor trash can.

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