Cry your self to sleep. Well, that's what I did. Went to do some outdoor maintenance on my tomato crop and was thoroughly bitten and pee peed on by hundreds or little swarming/ looking for shelter lady bugs.
( massive exaggeration; I was bitten and secreted on enough to T me off)
Please help me better understand this annual clustering of these bugs and how to treat them. When they started bitting me I started crushing their bodies and that proved to be pointless as they all ganged up and forced me to go on a killing rampage. Once I calmed down and moved on I wondered what they were doing and if its at all beneficial. They are lady bugs right or are they not? That smell doesn't bother me but I need to know more.
What I understand is they eat aphids and are natural pest control but what about when they go into your old barns? do they dammage the structures or are they just hybernating there?
Thank you very much