The Answer: Halloween Beetles!
What Are Halloween Beetles?
Appropriate for this time of year, Halloween beetles are a type of lady beetle that are most commonly known to appear right around Halloween. Around our area of Tennessee, these bugs typically appear around this time of year due to our climate, which can bring a sort of “second summer” in terms of warm weather well into fall.
During the late summer, homes may be invaded by hundreds or thousands of Multi-Colored Asian Lady Beetles. These beetles are also called the Halloween Beetles because of their pumpkin color and timing.
Their color can be pale yellow, brown, bright orange-red, black, or mustard in color. They will also contain zero to 20 spots, depending on what they've been eating.
Are Halloween Beetles Dangerous?
No, thankfully Halloween beetles and Asian lady beetles, in general, are non-threatening to humans or pets. They can be a serious nuisance when they swarm, but they are not known vectors for any human diseases, nor are they capable of biting or physically harming a human.
Why Do I Have A Halloween Beetle Problem?
In general, Asian lady beetles are a common sight in the fall time because the walls on the sunny side of a home provide them with a warm spot to rest while the weather starts to cool. From these exterior hangouts, they are then known to slip into any cracks and crevices they can find in your walls to get inside.
Like other pests, Halloween beetles are always in search of food. If you’ve left your external windows or doors open on a hot day, they might have simply walked inside. It’s a good idea to seal any tears around your home and put screens on all the exterior-facing windows and doors around your home.
Unfortunately, even the best prevention steps might not stop a Halloween beetle infestation from forming. Sometimes you simply get unlucky. When that time comes, it’s always best to call a professional pest management company for help.
How Can I Get Rid Of Halloween Beetles?
Asian lady beetles can be notoriously difficult to eradicate from your home. Their small size and climbing ability allow them to get into practically any area of your home. Given time to reproduce, a small infestation can quickly grow out of control and become a serious nuisance. However, their tendency to get into the most remote areas of your home is a big part of why they’re so difficult for homeowners to adequately control on their own.
As with all your pest control concerns, the best way to prevent and eliminate Halloween beetles from your property is with the help of a professional pest management service. With professional pest management, you can not only treat any active infestations around your home but also prevent future ones from forming.
Why Trust All-American For Halloween Beetles In Middle Tennessee
At All-American Pest Control, we have been serving Middle Tennessee homes and businesses with lasting and effective pest control for over six decades. We know where Asian lady beetles hide in homes they infest, and we have all the tools and technical knowledge necessary to eliminate Asian lady beetle infestations of any shape or size.
Our Perimeter PLUS Pest Control program is perfect for invasions of Halloween Beetles or other outdoor pests including mosquitoes, boxelder bugs, Japanese beetles, or spiders in the landscape.
If you’re tired of Halloween beetles or any other invasive pest around your Middle Tennessee, home, give us a call today and find out why one of our comprehensive pest management programs is the perfect solution for long-term pest prevention. For Halloween and beyond, contact All-American Pest Control for all your pest control needs.