This is the time of year when those crazy high temperatures start to fade away. In Florida, most people love the cooler temps that come with fall, but they also mean more pests in your home. There are many you may have never heard of before, and one of them is the Asian lady beetle.
About the Asian Lady Beetle
The Asian lady beetle is often mistaken for a ladybug, but the two are different. Ladybugs are known to be good for the environment, but the same is not true for the Asian lady beetle.
Asian lady beetles can have many different colors and patterns, depending on their age. They can be a solid orange color, or they can be orange or red with black spots. They are a bit larger than ladybugs and they can multiply quickly, which is why they grew in numbers so fast up and down the east coast.
Asian Lady Beetle Overwintering Behaviors
Asian lady beetles are often attracted to areas with light colors, and they will enter through any crack or crevice that they can find. This includes tiny openings in roofs, and around doors and windows. Once inside, they congregate in walls, floors and ceilings. Thousands of them can be present in a home.
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