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Hi Chloe!

¨I have had a peculiar infestation of ladybugs in my apartment and if it were any other kind of insect, I would be upset.¨

Having zoomed in on that image, I am sorry to tell you that is an Asian Lady Beetle. They´re related to North American Ladybugs, but they´re not ladybugs. They swarm houses in the winter, they ´reflexively´ bleed an acrid substance when handled, and they´re bad for dogs, should the dog decide to eat them. Basically, here: https://www.petmd.com/dog/emergency/poisoning-toxicity/asian-lady-beetles-could-they-harm-your-dog

You can just vacuum them up (and if the vacuum isn´t too brutal, dump them outside). They´re not bad, exactly, it´s just that it´s better they be outside the house than inside it. See here: https://www.thespruce.com/good-and-bad-ladybugs-2656236

I have the same problem with them every winter, not too badly. I just put them outside.


Meantime, all of my Ladies of Murder** disappeared after the loss of several trees, and a particularly hard freeze a couple of years ago. So this post prompted to think that I could buy some new cocoons for them right now and put them in the wildflower patch I´ve built and then they can come back again next year. 🙏🏻🦋 (The bees and the butterflies and the worms are doing well, and I have achieved some kind of balance since I have no aphid or ant problems. I just need Team Murder back on side.)


¨Have you notice any interesting symbolism or synchronicity in your life recently?¨

Hoo boy, idk, honey, idk. One of these days (next couple of months) I´ll have to get a reading, but so many to choose from.



** Praying Mantis

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