MEASURES TO CONTROL ASIAN BEETLES

  • Use preventative barriers aimed at adults before they congregate and enter structure - preferably in June or July
  • Screen all vents (attic, roof, overhang, etc) 
  • Outdoor Seal (cable entrances, windows, doors, overhangs, facia, chimney caps, etc.)
  • Indoor Seal (window pulleys, window frames, door frames, baseboards, electrical outlets, switch boxes, heating & return-duct air vents, light fixtures, ceiling fans)
  • Do not kill in wall voids (dead bodies attract beetles) Wait until summer when live overwintering adults are out of the wall
  • Vacuuming can bring temporary relief, but hose may need to be replaced due to odor

ABOUT ASIAN BEETLES

  • Part of Lady Bug Group 
  • Most are highly beneficial
  • In the autumn, seek shelter (rocks, landscaping, inhabited structures)
  • Overwinter in structures and become nuisance pests
  • Found throughout mosts of the US and Canada
  • Use by organic gardeners for control of aphids has greatly increased their numbers

CHARACTERISTICS OF ASIAN BEETLES

  • 1/32 to 3/8"
  • Broadly oval body to nearly round
  • Body yellow to dark reddish orange usually with several black spots 
  • Head partly to completely concealed from above
  • Antenna short to very short
  • Larvae look like tiny flat alligators with numerous spines
  • Larvae molt 4 times
  • Adults fly in afternoon sunlight & orient to structures having high contrasting silhouettes to settle 
  • Overwintering adults emerge from hibernation and lay eggs in single or multiples of 12 on plants infested by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, etc. 

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