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    Are Ladybugs poisonous if eaten?
    Jlynnl posted:
    DD just ate a ladybug. So gross, I found it chewed up in her mouth. Are they poisonous if ingested?
    mommyof3kiddos responded:
    I just googled "lady bug and poisonous" and found that they are not poisonous.
    Jlynnl responded:
    Thanks!!! It was so gross. I almost puked trying to get it out of her mouth.
    mommyof3kiddos responded:
    Oh I would have felt the same way! YUCK! I would probably have freaked and called poison control.
    MarissasMommy responded:
    OMG! I love far as things decorated with them. But the actual LIVE ladybugs infest our house (and my parents' house) every summer, and it SUCKS! My older DD is kinda scared of them, and she says they stink. And if you touch them, they DO leave a stench on your hands! I'd nut up if Addy ate a bug. :pbpt:
    mommyof3kiddos responded:
    I read that they can be poisonous to animals so beware of your pets eating them. I don't know if they have to eat a ton or just a few but you might want to check with your vet if you have pets and get Lady bugs each year. I did read they leave markings of their blood. It's like yellow streaks and that it does smell.

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