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Asian Lady Beetles and Lady Bugs look similar both belong to the same insect family yet they don’t behave similarities. Ladybugs are considered highly beneficial, harmless insects. They don’t bite, they consume several harmful garden pests such as aphids and they never congregate in large numbers. Most importantly, when it gets cold out they seek shelter outdoors. Asian lady beetles hunt garden pests, too, but that’s where the similarities end.
Asian Lady Beetles are considered a true pest. Asian lady beetles will gather in large groups, especially around warm, reflective surfaces like windows. Asian Lady Beetles “bite” by scraping the skin they land on, and leave a yellow, foul-smelling liquid on surfaces where they gather. Asian Lady Beetles will attempt to enter your home when they look for overwintering shelters.
Asian Lady Beetle
The Box Elder bug lives and thrives on maple and seed-bearing Box Elder trees during the warmer months where they lay their eggs and feed on leaves, flowers and seeds. In autumn, Box Elder bugs congregate on the south side of rocks, trees and buildings where the sun hits. They then migrate to nearby buildings or homes to overwinter. These pests tend to hide in small cracks and crevices in walls to insulate themselves from the cold winter temperatures. In late March to early April, adults leave their overwintering sites to return to their host trees for the warmer months. In order to prevent Box Elder bugs from invading homes, repair holes in window and door screens, seal cracks and crevices with a good quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk and install door sweeps to all exterior entrances. If a Box Elder infestation is suspected, call us to evaluate and assess the problem.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is the most common stink bug in the U.S., a green variety of stink bug can also be found in the southeastern and south central states. Stink bugs are shaped like shields and are 1/2 to 3/4 inch long. Similar to Box Elder bugs, Stink Bugs will congregate on exterior building walls in the fall, seeking hidden areas in which to overwinter. They can also be a nuisance in the spring as they move further into the home and also during the summer when they feed on vegetation and crops.
Most earwigs are nocturnal and inhabit small crevices, living in small amounts of debris, in various forms such as bark and fallen logs. Food typically consist of a wide array of living and dead plant and animal matter. Earwigs range in size from ¼-1 inch long. They have elongated, flattened bodies that vary in color from pale brown with dark markings to reddish brown to black. Earwigs have six legs and threadlike antenna that measures about half of their body length. Most notably, however, are the pincers that protrude from the back of their abdomen.