Asian Lady Beetle problem

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by jacobs, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. jacobs

    jacobs Well-Known Member

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    We are having a problem with asian lady beetles. They look similar to lady bugs but they bite! We have thousands of them in our house. They get into everything and every crevasse, nook and cranny. They fill up electrical boxes, outlets, and light fixtures. Nothing will eat them, they stain when you squash them, and they stink when you vacuum them. Any suggestions on how to get rid of them?
     
  2. Ardie/WI

    Ardie/WI Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Hopefully, you have a vacuum cleaner that uses paper bags cause the only way to kill them buggers is to burn the bags.

    Then you repeat the next day and the next day....
     

  3. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) Yes, they have overwintered there and now are looking for a way out. Another stupid program by our Government! You'd think they would have learned from the other pests that they have imported from other places! Snarl!

    You might also contact your County Co operative Extension Service just in case there is anything new on the horizon.

    Besides the vaccuuming, you can have a pest control treat your premises in the Fall to prevent this.

    Good luck! It is the pits I know, even though these creatures are great aphid eaters, too much is just too much!

    LQ
     
  4. jacobs

    jacobs Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have aphids!
     
  5. Guinea mama

    Guinea mama Well-Known Member

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    Soapy water sprayed on the house works. So does spraying the house from the pest people, they die in the doorway. Otherwise vacuum them daily.