Treating For Asian Lady Beetles

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Asian Lady Beetle Treatment
Asian Lady Beetles are pests that are a species of ladybug that are known to overwinter, this means that they will hide inside homes and buildings during winter time to wait out the cold. These types of pests are not commonly seen in the winter time because they will stay hidden. When the temperatures begin to rise, Asian Lady Beetles will exit from hiding in search of food.

Asian Lady Beetle

If you happen to have Asian lady beetles in your home, you can contain the infestation. The treatment may be limited because once you find out that you have them, they are already in your home. It is best to treat your house before winter time to prevent them from entering at all.

Treat with a Liquid Insecticide
Use a liquid insecticide and an insecticide dust around the home to treat for Asian lady beetles.
Liquid Insecticide

Choose an insecticide that has Asian Lady Beetles labeled, such as Talstar P or Suspend SC. Always follow the instructions on the label and mix the insecticide with water in a pump sprayer to treat around the inside of your house. Focus on areas inside the home in rooms where Asian Lady Beetles have been seen. Do not spray an entire room, wall, or floor with your spray.

Common area to find Asian Lady Beetles:
  • Spray the insecticide around window frames and doors
  • Spray the insecticide where pipes enter/exit the structure
  • Spray the insecticide under appliances and under sinks
  • Spray the corners of rooms where the baseboard meets the wall
* Keep pets and children away from the sprayed area until the spray has dried, usually 1 to 2 hours.

Using Insecticide Dust for Hard to Reach Areas
As a supplement to liquid insecticide, we advise using an dust insecticide around your home to fight an Asian Lady Beetles infestation. Insecticide dusts are good for hard to reach places, but it is a slow kill product, it is recommended that it be used with other faster working products.

Eaton Green Bellow Duster Asian Lady Beetles
For usage of insecticide dust, fill your bellow hand duster half-way and apply the dust in the following places:
  • Door and window frames
  • Cables and pipes that enter your home
  • Around eaves and soffits
  • Wall voids and behind outlets
  • Corners of attics and closets
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Under appliances and sinks
Do not apply more than 1 or 2 "puffs" of insecticide dust in each of the treatment spots. If too much dust is applied to one area, it will not be effective.

Vacuuming The Asian Lady Beetles
If there are live Asian Lady Beetles in your house, use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of them. Using a vacuum cleaner is a much more effective than using a broom and dustpan as Asian Lady Beetles will release a staining and odorous liquid if they are squashed.

Vacuuming Asian Lady Beetles
After vacuuming, be sure to empty the vacuum into a garbage bag, seal it up good,then put it into an outside garbage can immediately after. You should see a decrease in Asian Lady Beetle activity in the days and weeks after treatment. You can retreat after 30 days if the activity persists.

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