Asian Lady Beetles
They DO get caught by the DynaTrap!
Originally sent to the U.S. to help control pest problems within crops, they’re now becoming the pests needing to be controlled. Better known as the Lady Bug, these “cute” bugs are more of a nuisance than some of us realize.
How’d they get here?
First entering the U.S. in 1916, The Department of Agriculture in California welcomed these bugs as an agricultural benefit. Asian Lady Beetles feed on insects that bring damage to crops, gardens and landscapes. They feed on aphids-also known as plant lice. These aphids are sap sucking insects that, when in large numbers, can create a lot of damage.
The spread of these beetles ranges from intentional to accidental. Some states released groups of Asian Lady Beetles to bring aid to their crops. Other states are confused on how they got there. Some parts of the country are experiencing overwhelming amounts of these beetles. They now populate almost all of the U.S. and some parts of Canada.
When the fall/winter months hit, Asian Lady Beetles need somewhere to escape. That’s why they migrate to the inside of our homes. When killed, Asian Lady Beetles release a yellow fluid from the joints of their legs. This is a natural defense mechanism used by the beetle to protect itself from natural predators. But this fluid can create problems. It not only has an unpleasant smell, but it can also stain walls and fabrics around your home.
How do we avoid this?
Simple. Our Indoor DynaTrap’s do the trick! Asian Lady Beetles are attracted to light. The DynaTrap gives off a bright UV Light glow that these beetles can’t resist. Just like our outdoor traps, the indoor traps are all natural. We pride ourselves in providing a completely natural bug killer-especially when they are being put in your homes. Asian Lady Beetles cannot reproduce indoors. Once you control the initial problem, there will be less chance of a reoccurring infestation. Our indoor traps catch other pesks such as: biting flies, moths, wasps and stink bugs. Check out our different indoor traps and what they catch HERE!
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