Ladybugs go by so many different names and are often shown in a positive light. While these insects may be visually appealing, when they infest your Macoupin County, IL home during the cold months, it can be off-putting, to say the least. These pests might not try to harm you or the ones you live with, however, when threatened they are known for secreting a yellowish liquid that carries a foul stench and can stain your walls, furniture, and other surfaces. They have also been observed to bite on occasion. Thankfully there are ways of dealing with these obnoxious pets. Here we will be discussing more information about these bugs and how to deal with them.
What Causes Asian Ladybugs to Move into Your Home?
There can be many different reasons that Asian Ladybugs are choosing your Macoupin County, IL home as their personal fall and winter vacation spot. When the sun is out after cool weather, it can attract large amounts of migrating beetles to the area. They will fly the most when it is around 65 degrees outside in the afternoon. Once it starts to get darker and cold, they will find buildings and enter through the cracks and crevasses.
How to Eliminate Asian Ladybugs
You have several options for dealing with Asian ladybugs who get into your home. The first option is using a light trap to attract these beetles which will eliminate them. Be sure that when you use this trap it is the only light on in the room. Also, be sure to clean the trap regularly. You can use a vacuum to suck up the Asian ladybugs. Use a shop vac to suck up the beetles into a vacuum bag so that way the bag can hold them and the liquid they will likely secrete from being distressed. Be sure to get the bag out of your home as soon as you are done so the smell does not stink up your home. If all else fails, you can also try using insecticide sprays. Strategically spray in areas you know your pests are going to be to take them out.
How to Prevent Further Intrusions
The best way you can stop Asian ladybugs from coming into your home is by pest-proofing your home. This includes patching up cracks and crevasses by windows, doors, and other parts of your home. This will give them no way to get in.
If you are having an Asian ladybug infestation in your Macoupin County, IL home, give our team of experts over at IMEL Pest Control a call today!