“A Bug’s Life” Insect Art by Kyle Bean
My house is invaded by ladybugs. Here’s what I learned from Wikipedia:
“they use pheromones as a means of communication during mating and hibernation. So powerful are these can be detected by others up to a 1/4 mile away. This helps ladybugs find each other and it lets future generations know of a good place to “camp out” for the winter. The pheromones don’t go away easily. The chemical “scent” can remain year after year, and not only on the outside of a structure, but also within the walls, where ladybugs tend to hide before emerging into your home. So, scrubbing pheromones off a house is a BIG task, if not impossible.”
Apparently, you can’t shake ’em.
Artist Kyle Bean certainly leads a bug’s life.