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Ladybugs / Asian Lady Beetles

image001Ladybugs Swarm Homes as Cool Weather Arrives

Every year, the chill of autumn sends many pests, including mice and spiders – indoors as they seek shelter from the cold. But, many parts of country also deal with a less intimidating but equally bothersome invader: ladybugs. Also known as Asian lady beetles, swarms of the insects have been reported in homes, schools, and office buildings in the Northeast.

Ladybugs are an invasive pest species, brought to the U.S. from Asia in the 1960’s to control pests that destroyed crops. Ladybugs are easily identifiable by their orange or red bodies and black spots.

“While ladybugs do not pose any serious health or property threats, they can be a nuisance, especially because they usually invade homes in mass,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “Once ladybugs invade a building they can be difficult to eradicate, so prevention is important.”

Ladybugs are known to secrete an oily yellow liquid when disturbed, and release an odor just before they die, so squishing them is not suggested. To prevent or treat a ladybug infestation, contact Action Termite and Pest Control today!



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