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MN Pest Control For Multicolored Asian Lady Bugs

Multicolored Asian Beetles

Although multicolored Asian lady beetles can be a nuisance when they occur in large numbers, they do not damage homes or other property. These lady beetles cannot sting and they do not carry disease. They can pinch the skin and cause minor, short-lived discomfort. They can secrete a strong smelling yellowish liquid from the joints of their legs, a process called reflex bleeding. They use this to discourage predators or at other times when they are stressed. This liquid can also stain light colored surfaces. (more…)

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Minnesota Multicolored Asian Beetles Pest Control

Not all bugs are as cute as these!

Homeowners often express concern and aggravation with these nuisance pests. During late autumn, homeowners complain that Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles cluster on the sides of houses; “crunch” under foot; get into food and drinks; alight on hands, arms, and other parts of the body; and sometimes enter the ears and mouth. The lady beetles can be so numerous that they appear to be “raining” outdoors or swarming like bees. (more…)

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Beetles in Minnesota

Asian Lady Beetles, Part III – Problems Occurring From Infestation

The Asian Lady Beetle has become a nuisance on Minnesota for many reasons.  Their large numbers, especially in the fall, can lead them into our homes.    

The Asian Lady Beetle is not known to carry any diseases.  However, while searching for food, they can inadvertently bite hard enough to break human skin, causing discomfort.  While the beetles do not sting, it can be very uncomfortable to be enjoying the outdoors and run into a swarm of these beetles and be bitten several times.

This beetle also secretes a strong-smelling liquid from their legs.  This liquid not only smells badly, but can also stain surfaces, such as clothing or outdoor furniture.  If the pests enter your home, staining can occur on your furniture, towels, carpet or clothing as well.

Yet another issue occurring as a result of an Asian Lady Beetle infestation is the diet of these beetles.  Since the Asian Lady Beetle feeds on aphids and other lady beetle varieties which can be beneficial to the ecosystem naturally occurring in your yard, the natural balance can be put off-kilter if you have a significant number of these beetles.

If you suspect you have an Asian Lady Beetle infestation, call the friendly experts at Eco Tech today for a free consultation.  Our green approach to pest control through our line of earth-friendly organic products is the best solution for your family’s pest control needs.  Call today for a free consultation!

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

 

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Beetles in Minnesota

Asian Lady Beetles, Part II – Identification

The Asian Lady Beetle is very similar in appearance to several other beetles, including the common lady bug.  For all your pest identification needs, please call your Eco Tech representative today for more information and a free consultation.

Asian Lady Beetles are generally about 1/3 inch long.  They can be orange, red, yellow or black.  This beetle has black spots – usually about nineteen – and an “M” shaped mark behind its head.  Large numbers of the pest can be seen especially in the fall around your home.

Asian Lady Beetle

Asian Lady Beetle

 The friendly professionals at Eco Tech will come out for a free consultation on your pest issues, and can immediately begin using our organic line of treatments for a safe, effective green solution to your pest control needs.  Call Eco Tech today for more information!

Please visit our website for the next installment of our “Asian Lady Beetle” series.

 

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

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Beetles in Minnesota

Asian Lady Beetles, Part I

Asian Lady Beetle populations in Minnesota have increased dramatically in the past decade.  These irritating beetles were first introduced in California in 1916 and again in the mid 1960s as part of a governmental program for the biological control of a type of aphid.  The beetles did not spread until the late 1980s, and now have encompassed most of the United States. 

Asian Lady Beetles feed on aphids occurring on trees and plants, making buildings close to several trees or plants with aphids more susceptible.  The Asian Lady Beetle will also feed on other lady beetle species in Minnesota, making them a serious nuisance.  These beetles can crawl into cracks in the buildings around attics, windows, doors and other such openings.  Since the beetles feed on aphids, they die soon upon entering buildings. 

The friendly professionals at Eco Tech will come out for a free consultation on your pest issues, and can immediately begin using our organic line of treatments for a safe, effective green solution to your pest control needs.  Call Eco Tech today for more information!

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

Please visit our website for the next installment of our “Asian Lady Beetle” series.

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