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The Asian Beetle is orange in color with black spots. They are commonly mistook as the Ladybug, which is red. Asian Beetles are a common household pest that invades in the late fall and winter. They prefer warm weather and congregate most often on the southwest side of structures facing wooded areas. They do this as a means to get inside of your home, finding weaknesses in the soffit, ridge vent, dormers, and bottoms of siding. Anywhere they can get inside, they will, where they hibernate.
They awaken upon the introduction of warmer temperatures, typically in the spring. In some cases, however, homeowners will notice them on inside the windows of seasonal homes upon turning on the heat. Once inside, they fly into windows until exhaustion and perish. There is no need for a chemical treatment in these cases because only treatment is prevention. Upon an infestation, waiting it out and vacuuming the carcasses is the best option.
Exclusion will help to prevent Asian Beetles from entering the home in the fall and preventing an infestation. Sealing where the foundation meets the siding and around windows, along with repairing a popped ridge vent will help keep these fall invaders out. Chemical treatments in the spring are ultimately the most effective means of prevention.
Some individuals are susceptible to eye irritation from Asian Beetles; because of this, wash hands and refrain from touching your eyes after handling.