Imagine my surprise:
The lady bug bonanza that has taken over the house (they are, apparently, quite the pest in this neck of the woods) is not entirely natural. While most folks here deal with an influx of lady bugs each year, my lady bug issue is above and beyond the norm. The little gals have been erratically buzzing at odd hours of the night and seem to gather in large clumps around the coffee maker in the mornings.
The answer to my specific lady bug behavior? Bubo has been giving them absinthe!
When questioned, Bubo shrugged with a disinterested “pfft” and returned to her knitting.
This, of course, also explains the sudden disappearance of all of my sugar cubes. Absinthe-drinking lady bugs. Of course.