Lady bugs have long been known for their ability to help control farm and garden pests, aphids and scales. Our lady bugs have an attraction to insects that afflict dogs, fleas, ticks, botflies, and mites. We have also made them nocturnal, do they work when your dogs sleep. They prefer eating live bugs and they never bother your pets. These lady bugs could also rid your child of head lice if you and the child were to find it acceptable for a beetle to be sifting through her hair in the night.