The multicolored Asian lady beetle is a common pest throughout Ontario, and other parts of Canada. But not all ladybugs are created equal, especially when there are around 5, ladybug beetle species worldwide. The Asian ladybug is aggressive and a nuisance in late fall, winter and spring. Country areas, wooded residential and industrial areas are especially prone to having severe infestation problems. These pests can spread over time and may be more difficult to rid as time passes. The Asian lady beetle is a pest native to Asia, where it lives in trees, fields and orchards, and feeds on aphids and scale insects. It is believed that this beetle species was first mass introduced to the north eastern United States in the s by the U.
HOW TO GET RID OF ASIAN LADY BEETLES
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Outdoors, Asian lady beetles helpfully feed on plant pests like aphids and many others. From September to November, they move indoors to overwinter, crawling along windows and walls. Small cracks around windows and door frames provide entry points. While indoors, the pests search for moisture or humidity and bask in warm portions of the building when possible.
Asian Lady Beetles Are Invading Homes Right Now: Here's How to Get Rid of Them
Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.
Once ladybugs have become established in the home, the treatment options are limited. The easiest way to remove ladybugs, once they are indoors, is with a vacuum cleaner. D-fense SC with deltamethrin is a long residual insecticide and does not break down easily outside on wall surfaces.