Summertime is the perfect time for pests to return to the world. Insects and animals that thrive in warm weather are often drawn to the sunlight and plentiful food sources during this time of year. Asian lady beetles, which are a type of beetle, are one example of an insect that returns to the world during summertime.
Lady beetles are attracted to light and warmth, so they’re often seen flying around lights at dusk and dawn. This means that homeowners who have lights outside in the evening and early morning hours may attract lady beetles into their homes, where they can multiply quickly and cause damage. Homeowners who want to avoid attracting lady beetles into their homes can install screens on exterior doors and windows or use air conditioning during peak hours.
What Are Asian Lady Beetles?
The Asian lady beetle is a small, black and reddish beetle that can be found all over North America. They are attracted to light and often build their homes in bright spots like porch lights or window sills. These beetles are beneficial because they eat common garden pests, including aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, and mealybugs. However, like other insects, lady beetles can also bite and sting.
If a lady beetle comes into contact with humans it will release an unpleasant odor that can make people feel sick. If you see a group of lady beetles clustered together in a light, they may be attracted to the smell of food. They will make their way to the food source and feed. Most lady beetles are harmless, but a few people react badly to their odor.
Lady beetles are important predators and scavengers in the natural environment. They eat a wide variety of insects, including harmful ones like aphids and whiteflies. As a result, they help to control these pests in gardens and landscapes. Asian Lady Beetles are often sold as beneficial insects because of their ability to eat pest bugs.
How to identify an Asian lady beetle?
When identifying an Asian lady beetle, one should look for a beetle that is about 1/4 inch long and has black and yellow markings on its elytra. Another distinguishing characteristic of this beetle is the fact that it has two horns on its head. There are many other beetles that also have horns on their heads, but they are not as common.
Asian lady beetle larvae and adults feed on aphids. If you see a group of these pests clustered together in a light. It is probably because they were attracted by the smell of food. These pests also lay their eggs on the stems and leaves of plants. The larvae are light brown in color and have a golden stripe down the middle of their body.
If this beetle is present, it can be controlled by using insecticidal soap or neem oil around susceptible plants. Adults of the Asian lady beetle are very small and have a yellow-orange colored body. They are usually found in large numbers on plants that have been infested with aphids, but they will also feed on other leafy green plants.
How to Get Rid of Asian Lady Beetles?
Asian lady beetles are a common sight in homes across the United States. These beetles, also known as Asian ladybugs or just ladybugs, are typically small, black and yellow insects. They can be quite helpful in controlling pests in your home, but they can also be quite destructive if not dealt with properly. Here are some tips on how to get them out of your home:
- Contact an exterminator or a pest control company who will be able to send a professional to eliminate the beetles.
- Check for cracks and crevices where they could be hiding, as well as around electrical boxes, water pipes, and other areas where they may be finding refuge.
- Use a vacuum cleaner with the hose attachment to suck up any beetles that you can find on the ground or in nearby plants.
- Try using insecticides or baits that are specifically designed for controlling Asian Lady Beetles.
- Remove any food sources that the Asian lady beetle may be attracted to. This could include abandoned food items, pet food bowls and even flower pots.
These beetles can be pesky and difficult to get rid of. There are a few things you can do to try and get rid of them including using insecticides or traps. Remember to wear gloves when handling these products, as they can contain harmful chemicals. Be sure to read the instructions carefully so you know how to use them safely. Finally, always call a professional if you are having trouble getting rid of these beetles.
Mark Thompson, a seasoned pest controller, is renowned for his expertise in keeping homes and businesses free from unwanted intruders. With a passion for environmental sustainability and a deep understanding of pest behavior, Mark has become a trusted authority in the industry.