Harlequin Ladybirds can secrete a powerful smelling liquid when distressed which can stain fabrics, which should be the primary concern for the home or business owner.

For Ladybird infestations indoors will need to be controlled by a trained professional. The SCH Better Places team have the technical knowledge and use of specialised products and equipment not available to the general public.

Residential customers in Solihull can call Solihull Council’s Connect service on 0121 704 8000 to book an appointment, commercial customers can fill out an online form or call 0121 779 8900.