For all my life, the ladybug has had the image of one of the "good bugs"; a princess of insects. We all played with them as kids and have seen them used in cartoons, advertising and even on toys and wallpaper for kids. What a joyous bug and what a great reputation they have. Ah. There was even a nursery rhyme.
Ladybug ladybug fly away home,
Your house in on fire and your children are gone,
All except one and that's little Ann,
For she crept under the frying pan.
Well, I don't have the same joyous feeling about them these days. Like "little Ann" in the nursery rhyme, they have crept under the frying pan, behind the books, in every nook and cranny. Not just a few, but rather dozens and dozens.