What are Asian lady beetles?
Contrary to popular belief, the Asian lady beetle is NOT a ladybug.
Asian lady beetles range in color from yellow and orange to black. Some (generally males) may not have spots while others could have up to 22 spots. Asian lady beetles have a domed-shaped appearance and a distinctive “w” marking on the base of their head.
They are commonly referred to as "Halloween beetles" for their coloring and tendency to invade homes during the month of October as they seek shelter for winter.
These beetles were originally introduced into the United States to control aphid populations.
Are Asian lady beetles dangerous?
Asian lady beetles are not considered to be dangerous, but they can be a nuisance. They can especially become problematic when invading homes in very large numbers. And because they feed on ripened fruit, Asian lady beetles can also be quite destructive to fruit crops.
Why do I have an Asian lady beetle problem?
Asian lady beetles are attracted to the warm sunny sides of homes and other buildings as the weather starts to cool. They may enter into your home through cracks and crevices in large numbers and hide in your attic and behind wall voids throughout the cold winter months. When the weather warms up in the spring they will become active once again and try to move back outdoors.
How do I get rid of Asian lady beetles?
Asian lady beetles can be difficult to eradicate from your home because they hide in cracks and crevices and behind wall voids. The best way to reduce the number of these pests is with professional pest control services. At All-American Pest Control, we offer pest control services for Asian lady beetles and other occasional invaders.
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Can I do it myself?
Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and generally ends up costing you both time and money. The best way to completely eliminate a beetle infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of Asian lady beetles in your home, contact All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your Asian lady beetle problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent an Asian lady beetle problem in the future?
Preventing Asian lady beetles can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to prevent them. Some helpful prevention tips for Asian lady beetles include caulking gaps that are found around exterior doors and windows, and making sure that screens are completely intact. You should also inspect your home’s foundation and make sure that any cracks and crevices are sealed.