What are these insects?
Alright, does anyone have these little insects crawling around their home right now? I do, I took the picture below earlier today. One might think that these are cute little ladybugs, but with a closer look, they will see that they are actually Asian lady beetles. Asian lady beetles are quite different then ladybugs and can quickly invade a home if they are not dealt with quickly.
How can I tell the difference if these are ladybugs or Asian beetles?
The color of the lady beetles shell is a brownish orange and younger ones can be a bit red in color. They are usually not the vivid red color of a ladybug. Lady beetles have a scent, and smell. When they fear danger, they let off this strong scent to warn other lady beetles that danger is near. Lady beetles multiply quickly. If you notice several quickly appearing in your home, it is most likely lady beetles. Asian beetles hibernate in the winter usually in the walls of homes. In very early spring (still very cold outside, in my case below freezing), they start to wake up and make their way indoors to stay alive.
Getting Rid Of Asian Beetles
A whole host of invasive species are enemies to the gardener, but perhaps none more so than this creepy little feller. The Asian beetles are capable of completely destroying the leaves of your prized rose bushes and ruining both the health and aesthetics of your garden as a whole.
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