asain beatles

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  1. manfred

    manfred Well-Known Member

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    we all agree they are a scorge. I've heard the rumers that Gov. agencies unleashed them on us for some reason.
    Anyone really know where they came from? Are there any hopes of defeating them ,or will they become ancle deep at some point?
     
  2. Clem

    Clem Realist

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    Liverpool!!

    Yes, it was brought here to control aphids. A pretty long time ago, I guess, since I've been bitten regularly for 20 years or more.
    ETA: I was shocked at first to be bitten by a "ladybug"
     
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    haypoint Unpaid, Volunteer Devil's Advocate Supporter

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    They gather around window ledges and are a pain to clean up. But as a non-chemical way of getting rid of plant eating pests, I couldn't be happier.
     
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    At one time I worked at the Forest Pest Control Program for the Canadian Government. We regularly heard that "we" had for some reason had introduced a foreign species bug into the environment. It wasnt true then or now.
     
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    We have them everywhere here!!! This past year they have gotten really bad
     
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    I am not sure what Asian Beetle is, but if is an invasive pest, it might get worse. A lot of times they have have no natural control agents in our environment
     
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    The only way we been controlling them is with fly strips
     
  9. haypoint

    haypoint Unpaid, Volunteer Devil's Advocate Supporter

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    They look like lady bugs.
    We've had the Emerald Ash borer kill millions of Ash trees, we have invasive insects killing 500 year old Hemlock. We have insects attacking White Spruce trees.
    In my area we have had over a dozen new invasive plants taking over natural areas. In and around many cities, invasive grasses that grow ten feet tall are taking over wetlands, seeds that escaped from fancy landscape plantings.
    http://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68002_71241---,00.html
    I'm not worried over a lady bug look alike that eats harmful aphids.
     
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  10. manfred

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    heypoint .You just don't have as many as I have., thousands and thousands. They will bite you at night while you sleep.
    I've never seen anything eat them. They have a very strong odor.
    It gets cool and they go into the walls. On warm days they come out and cover the windows, ceiling and walls.
    I'm sure I'm not alone, I've heard many complaints about them.
     
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    Suck them up with a shop vac. You can put some water with a little dish soap in the reservoir to kill the beetles. It may take a few years but the more you eliminate now the fewer that will be left to reproduce.

    There were a few years where we had clouds and clouds of them looking for hibernating places in the fall. Now I'm lucky to find a couple each fall to put on my plants indoors over winter. They do a decent job of eating aphids and other bad bugs but eventually become spider food.
     
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    You are not alone. Millions of them. Some days are worse than others. They seem to survive freezing weather. They are frickin super bugs.
     
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    I am a demon to those bugs with a shop vac
     
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    Yep, at one point this winter there were thousands in my living room, piles 6 inches high a couple feet around every window. My mom has airtight windows and they still manage to worm through. Tough to shop vac 24x7!
     
  15. manfred

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    Im in eastern okla. Maybe they are more there than anywhere.