Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 15.03.2011, 16:32
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
They hibernate between the windows - in the seals and along nooks and crannies by skirting boards, etc. .
Thank you. I'll check everything when I get home and I'll send a picture to the Swiss office to have them identified. Maybe they are harmless little fellas and maybe they are Asian killer bugs. You never know
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 17.03.2011, 18:50
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Looks like we'll need one of those - gosh, I admire the discreet way they manage things..Attachment 24759

Last edited by MacGregor's Daughter; 13.12.2013 at 20:37.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 18.03.2011, 21:12
yasmina
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Ladybug Invasion

I'm so sorry for you. Ladybirds (as we call them in English English) are the creepiest insect around, especially when they get their wongs already to fly I'm sure I'll have nightmares tonight. I hope you get this problem sorted, think if it was me, I'd be staying somewhere else right now...!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 15.03.2012, 14:50
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

First rays of sunshine and here they are, parading our bedroom, I'm telling you they are giving me the creeps They must have been somewhere in the room all winter hibernating or whatever and now they are out and about again!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:07
adrianlondon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 9,131
Groaned at 170 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 25,643 Times in 6,892 Posts
adrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
First rays of sunshine and here they are, parading our bedroom, I'm telling you they are giving me the creeps They must have been somewhere in the room all winter hibernating or whatever and now they are out and about again!
They spend the days under pillow cases but at night crawl into your ears and nostrils to keep warm.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank adrianlondon for this useful post:
  #26  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:11
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
They spend the days under pillow cases but at night crawl into your ears and nostrils to keep warm.
No they don't.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:28
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,231
Groaned at 2,466 Times in 1,784 Posts
Thanked 39,331 Times in 18,538 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
First rays of sunshine and here they are, parading our bedroom, I'm telling you they are giving me the creeps They must have been somewhere in the room all winter hibernating or whatever and now they are out and about again!
Collect them all, and mail them to me, please!

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #28  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:29
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
Collect them all, and mail them to me, please!

Tom
dead or alive?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:33
grynch's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Geneva/Vaud
Posts: 4,945
Groaned at 50 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 5,199 Times in 2,354 Posts
grynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
Collect them all, and mail them to me, please!

Tom
I know you can buy ladybugs mail order in the UK ( used to be able to anyway ) but I don't know what Swiss customs would make of a box of ladybugs

I can send you some Gendarme beetles ...I hate the bloody things ( they've not woken up yet tho )

Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:39
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 32,231
Groaned at 2,466 Times in 1,784 Posts
Thanked 39,331 Times in 18,538 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
dead or alive?
Alive, I want them for my plants!

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:49
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
Alive, I want them for my plants!

Tom
Maybe they are the aggressive Asian mutant variety...
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:51
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
Alive, I want them for my plants!

Tom

I wish you came to my place to take them all away. I've been trying to get them out of the window with some paper, but it seems they multiply at night, I don't seem to make a dent in their numbers. And I really don't want to kill them ...
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 15.03.2012, 15:56
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
They spend the days under pillow cases but at night crawl into your ears and nostrils to keep warm.
Forgot to mention these spots are already taken by the spiders.

Quote:
View Post
I wish you came to my place to take them all away. I've been trying to get them out of the window with some paper, but it seems they multiply at night, I don't seem to make a dent in their numbers. And I really don't want to kill them ...
Same here. I don't want to kill them.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 15.03.2012, 16:02
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,944
Groaned at 32 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 5,654 Times in 2,263 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ladybug Invasion

Quote:
View Post
I know you can buy ladybugs mail order in the UK ( used to be able to anyway ) but I don't know what Swiss customs would make of a box of ladybugs
You can order them by mail in Switzerland too. In Obi (and perhaps somewhere else too) you can order them via a special company and they get delivered by mail.

We call them 'bêtes à Bon Dieu" in French, sthg like 'God's creatures'. They are supposed to bring luck, or rather bring your wishes straight to God's ears (if you are so inclined).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
insects, pest control




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aldi Invasion Polorise Daily life 148 26.10.2010 14:17
What does the ladybug symbolize in switzerland? Southernbelle Daily life 34 24.03.2010 10:55
Australian invasion.. kimb Introductions 3 26.06.2008 09:41
GB: Invasion of the snakeheads Castro International affairs/politics 8 20.02.2008 12:30
American in Zurich (It's not an invasion) nj.chuy Introductions 0 12.01.2007 12:01


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0