Asian Lady Beetles
Asian Lady Beetle Overview
Asian lady beetles are found living throughout Arkansas, inside of homes and other properties, they are considered to be a nuisance pest. Adult Asian lady beetles are usually red in color, although they can sometimes be orangish, or yellowish in color. They have unique black spots on their bodies and an “M” shaped marked located behind the head. The Asian lady beetle’s body is distinctively dome-shaped, they have a short antenna, and their head can tuck partly or completely underneath of their neckline.
Asian lady beetles are a type of occasional invader, they live outside most of the time, in garden areas, but as the weather cools in the late fall they seek indoor shelter to spend the winter in. They gather in large numbers on the sunny sides of homes and other buildings for warmth. As the lady beetles crawl up the exterior walls they enter inside through small cracks and crevices found in and around doors, windows, utility entrances, rooflines, and exterior walls. Once inside they crawl throughout the property until they reach a suitable hiding spot where they will remain dormant, until the weather warms back up in the spring. Asian lady beetles tend to overwinter in attic spaces, behind walls, under floors, behind baseboards, and in crawl spaces.
No, Asian lady beetles are not dangerous, they are not known to transmit any diseases to people, do not bite or sting, and do not usually contaminate food sources. Asian lady beetles are actually considered to be a beneficial species because outside they feed on a variety of agricultural pests including aphids and mealybugs.
Once Asian lady beetles have entered into your home they become very difficult to eliminate. Contacting the pest professionals at McCauley Services to put into place a preventative pest control service is the best way to stop problems with Asian lady beetles from occurring in your home or property.
Pest control sprays and other products that can be purchased from hardware and big box stores are often very ineffective. If pest control products are not mixed or placed correctly they can be dangerous for you, your family, and pets to be near. To control Asian lady beetles in and around your home it is best to call the professionals at McCauley Services; we have the experience, training, and products required to identify, treat, and prevent problems with Asian lady beetles.
The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is important to us. We use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. All our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.
At McCauley Services, we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible, we understand just how nerve-racking pest problems can be. In most cases, we can respond on the same or next day.
Both Arkansas and Louisiana offer a perfect environment for many different pests and species to thrive in. There is no one size fits all solution. We customize contracts to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our office we can provide you a general price range. For many pests, we recommend a free inspection. We'll be happy to send out one of our representatives to investigate your concerns. From there we'll be able to provide recommendations for treatment.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. That's why many of our clients continue service with our Prescribed Home Protection program. Our Prescribed Commercial program eradicates pests and prevents re-infestations in commercial settings. Other steps that you can take around your property to help prevent problems with Asian lady beetles include:
Trimming back trees, shrubs, and other landscaping back away from the outside of your home.
Placing garden areas a distance away from the outside of your home.
Making sure that any chimneys have a tight fitting cap on them.
Caulking gaps found around exterior windows and doors, sealing any spaces found around utility lines, and sealing cracks and crevices found in the foundation.