Warm Fall Weather Sending Ladybugs into Area Homes

The insects seek out local homes to find a place to shelter from the oncoming winter season

FARGO, N.D. — Our recent stretch of warm days has activated a swarm of ladybugs across the valley. The insects are looking for a place to ride out the winter months, and many are choosing local homes. The weather in October can shift quite a bit, even with a single day.  The drastic swings in temperature are a signature of…

Not a Prank: Kids Unleash Tens of Thousands of Ladybugs at Mall of America

Turns out there's a scientific reason

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A group of Minnesota kids released 75,000 ladybugs… inside the Mall of America. It wasn’t a prank. The ladybugs act as a pesticide for the more than 30,000 plants and 400 trees throughout the mall. The plants and trees act as air purifiers for the 5.6 million square foot building. The ladybug releases have been happening since…