Inspecting For Asian Lady Beetles

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Inspecting For Asian Lady Beetles
Asian Lady Beetle

Asian lady beetles, a species of ladybug, are classified as overwintering pests and are invasive. This means they will try to enter a home or building and find shelter as temperatures drop in the fall. Overwintering pests wait out the winter in their hiding spots, and come back out when the temperature rises.

If you have spotted an Asian lady beetle or two in your home, you may have more hiding from winter's colder temperatures. Read our guide below to learn where Asian lady beetles hide inside.

Where Do They Asian Lady Beetles Hide?
Asian Lady Beetles and other overwintering pests do not usually interact with humans while they wait out the cold. They will go into rooms and other hiding spots. crawl into rooms and hiding spots that are not used often. Sometimes Asian lady beetles will come out when the heat is on.

When checking your house for Asian Lady Beetles, check the following areas:
  • Garages
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Closets
  • Crawlspaces
  • Inside cabinets
  • Storage areas
  • Under appliances
  • Light sources
  • Outdoor sheds
  • Cracks and crevices
Garage Interior Asian Lady Beetles

Where Will I See Asian Lady Beetles?
Asian Lady Beetles are not normally seen by homeowners during the winter time. They usually will be spotted in the spring as it gets warmer. When it get warmer, they will emerge from hiding and try to leave the home in search of food.

The Asian Lady Beetles can be found:

  • Door frames
  • Windowsills and around windows
  • Lighting areas
  • The Sunniest side of a home
Windows Asian Lady Beetles

Asian Lady Beetles can leave a sticky substance behind that has a smell to it.

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