One lady bug is pretty and two is twice as pretty. But how about thousands of ladybugs swarming your house?
That's what happened to parts of the Midwest, as Emily Luxen of NewsChannel 5 reported.
Ladybugs typically turn up this time of year, but this year, their population skyrocketed. "We have perfect weather conditions, and a large food population," said Davidson County, Tennessee, entomologist David Cook. "This is a perfect storm."
NewsChannel 5 interviewed one Tennessean whose home was overrun with ladybugs:
Diane Stroud was shocked by the number of ladybugs that suddenly congregated on her Lebanon home.
"There were probably one million of them," said Stroud. "They were all over the porch, the far side of the house, everything was covered."
The ladybugs are drawn to light-colored structures while looking for warmth and shelter. The good news is that ladybugs aren't harmful to humans or structures (though they're a bit stinky), but the bad news is that, according to Cook, the infestation wil get worse before it gets better.
Just be thankful that those are ladybugs and not spiders, guys!
View the full story over at NewsChannel 5.