Do ladybugs bite?
Before anything, ladybugs are known for their distinctive spotted appearance.
Their small sizes (1.7 cm) and helpful nature are recognized by the majority of people on this planet.
But not everyone knows that one of their most distinctive features is that they do not bite humans at all!
Ladybugs are actually considered to be one of the least harmful insects in the world.
There are some reports of ladybugs biting people, but these seem to be isolated incidents.
In most cases, if a ladybug lands on someone, they will simply fly away on their own.
Although they may give a light pinch if they’re handled roughly, that is the extent of their “biting” power.
In fact, ladybugs can be considered friendlier than most domesticated animals since they never bite or harm humans in any way.
Do Ladybugs Bite Voluntarily?
Ladybugs will not seek out humans to bite and their bites often go unnoticed.
There is evidence that if a human ever was bitten by one of these creatures, it would not be painful enough for the person to feel it.
Yes, some ladybugs will bite if they feel threatened or their territory is invaded, but the vast majority of these little creatures will not cause any harm to humans.
In fact, the juices that seep from a ladybug’s leg when stressed are often used as a natural remedy for warts!
So the next time you see a ladybug, know that you have nothing to fear.
Unless it feels threatened and starts to bite, that’s when you have to prepare for a pinch.
But even then, the bites of ladybugs are not considered harmful.
Feel free to admire these helpful little creatures from a distance!
The next time you see a ladybug in your garden or home, don’t be scared!
They’re quite harmless and can actually do some good by eating pesky aphids.
Thank you, ladybugs, for being one of the good guys!
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