Asian Lady Beetles (Harmonia Axyridis)
The Asian lady beetle resembles a North American ladybug and gets its name because it is actually a different species that was artificially introduced to North America from Asia to control aphids. Asian lady beetles have become common in the Minnesota since the year 2000. The species is considered to be one of the world's most invasive insects. Asian lady beetles release an unpleasant smelling pheromone that attracts other Asian lady beetles, allowing them to invade homes over winter in large swarms. Asian lady beetles can leave a smell of dead leaves to discourage predators and bite if provoked.
Pill bugs are occasional home invaders. If a pill bug has invaded a damp basement their may be a large number present inside the house. Pill bugs seek high moisture conditions, reduce moisture with a dehumidifier and also clean any excess vegetation and debris from around the home it will help control the pill bugs. Professional insect repellents can also help make the areas such as damp basements uninhabitable to pill bugs.
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Asian lady beetles can be removed with our perimeter insect control program. One of our trained and certified technicians will apply a safe and effective four-foot barrier around the home to keep insects from getting inside. After the first application Asian lady beetles will disappear and many kinds of insects will be under control for 28 days or more between applications. For more information call 507-388-9100 or go to our customer assistant website to Get A Free Instant Quote on your perimeter insect control program today.