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Asian beetles (ladybugs)
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Ron    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:19:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We live in a older farmhouse in Wisconsin and
the last 2 years we are having a lot of these
getting into the house.It has not been that bad
until this last 2 monthes.This last week it is
realy getting bad,prabably 300 a day,we are
vacuuming them up about 3 to 4 times aday.
Does anybody have any ideas on how to prevent
these from coming in? poisons, sprays or anything
else ? Thanks in advance for any ideas.

JT    Posted 03-22-2004 at 15:52:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Guess I can take some comfort from hearing other
folks are being pestered by these nasty little
creatures...they definitely ARE NOT our native lady bugs...these nasties stink, bite and perform NO useful activities that I can find...I can't afford an exterminator and I live in a rattly old house...these things may succeed in putting me over the edge!!!!

Jim(MO)    Posted 03-22-2004 at 10:10:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Throw a bunch of them in a fire and they pop like popcorn. Some are real loud.

Redneck    Posted 03-22-2004 at 02:17:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, they are about like kudzu around here. The government brought them in and left us with another problem.

JF    Posted 03-21-2004 at 19:49:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
IF you have the space next to windows where the weights are,thats where you will find them.
Resided my house and there were thousands of them in that space.I mean thousands.
If you have barns go looking in there.I have found them on rolls of felt,all clustered together staying warm in the winter.
I wonder who the knucklehead that came up with the idea to bring them here.Think how bad they will be in another 5yrs or so.

Clinton or.....    Posted 03-22-2004 at 19:42:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
....Gore I'm sure had something to do with it and Kerry also signed the agreement.....all pests!


henrich Iowa    Posted 03-21-2004 at 19:42:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I finally got sick of them the other day and tried a Raid boom on them, the kind you set off and then leave for a few hours. I came back about six hours later and opened the door to find the whole house covered everywhere with the little ****. They were DEAD! Now they just keep falling from the floor joist in the basement, but no new ones yet. I think I may try that once a month and we shouldn't have any around the house but our health may not be the best.

SusieQ    Posted 03-23-2004 at 02:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Raid bomb eh, will have to tell my friends, do not leave the asian beetles in your vacumn cleaners, the stink is horrible!

Think that these asian beetles are as bad as roaches. Yuk.

Dave Munson    Posted 03-21-2004 at 19:41:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hopefully, they come out with some spray.

I ended up buying a light but nice shop vac and put it in the house upstairs closet. (5 gal hang-up). If I got to vacuum and kill them all every single day, I go killing every single day.

RayP(MI)    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, here too. They got in last fall and have been over wintering in the hidden recesses of your house. Now with a few warmer days, they're looking for a way out. I find them trying to get out the east upstairs bedroom window, most often. Leave the inside sash open a crack at the top, and the storm window open a crack at the bittom, and in a couple hours, they most all escape out in the cold outdooors, to freeze to death! GOTCHA you little BUGGERS!

KellyGa    Posted 03-21-2004 at 18:33:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husbands aunt used to live in Chatsworth Ga and about this time of year she would cuss the little bugs up and down too. They would come in through the ceiling fixtures and everything! She would vacuum them, swat them, smush them. They would be eating supper and they would be all over the table and everything, then one day they are just gone. SHe never did find a way to keep them out.

TO35    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:57:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Atlast some one that has the same problem as I....your lucky only 300 a day...try a 5 gal bucket full....3 times so far in last month...
I have resealed all my windows and the cracks around them,sealed all openings,vents etc.
have not had a problem in last week....

goodluck if you find anything that works better let me know...

TO....ladybug hater...

Dwayne W PA    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:54:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron,I work for a private school that has lots of homes on campus that get over run with asian beetles /lady bugs.Our exterminater(sp) say's(and this was just recently)they think they found the solution...something they where using on wasp seemed to do the trick...when they went back to the home in question,there where piles of dead lady bugs(or asian beetles)laying around the foundation....Guy I know works for D-bug and he's spose to come out to do my brothers house(old farm house)...and they're doing the vacumm thing too....constintly!

Don in Fl    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are these bugs kinda orange and look like ladybugs. IF so we started getting them about a month ago. We have never had them before they just seem to appear from no where. My brother-in-law in Missouri said they have been infested with them.
I just sure hope they dont turnout to be like the love bugs we have here in Florida. Yuck what a mess....

TB    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:44:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me guess White or light colord sidding on the house. Yup we have them here in Pa also. insectasides work. My sister sets off flea bombs. but still has to vacume regulary. just dont wash the windowes right away. The ones you see now have been in your house all winter and are trying to get out. if you are going to spray to keep them out you have to do all the craks on the outside of the house in the fall before thay come in from the woods. and mainely on the south side.

Smitty    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:43:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
not sure how to get rid of them but if ya can trap em I'll take all I can get. Lady bugs are great for the garden as the eat damaging pests.

marlowe    Posted 03-21-2004 at 20:28:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
they are NOT lady bugs they are ASIAN BEETLES you don't want them

Smitty    Posted 03-21-2004 at 21:13:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK I was talking about the orange beetles with black spots on them

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-22-2004 at 02:27:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
These look very similar, but real ladybugs don't fight to get in your house, and these pesky things do. And they have a foul odor when you smash them. They bite, too! I've had a couple people argue with me, telling me they ARE TOO ladybugs. Ladybugs just do not act the same way, and they know their place... which is OUTSIDE.

Burrhead    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:48:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
they sure do. They'll eat the aphids out your roses and garden both.

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:33:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you find out, I'd like to know. Our government imported these stinky little pests, and they've plagued us for several years now.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:49:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Add some boxelder beetles and ya got a greesy snap crackle pop steps leading into your house.

Found some of both in calf milk substitute yesterday making the mix higher protein.

Big Mike    Posted 03-21-2004 at 17:40:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

jeanette    Posted 03-22-2004 at 04:41:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
they are asian lady beetles the the government introduced here to eat soybean aphids, we have tons of them.... we still had to spray our soybeans for aphids last year. and the beetles are still here.

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