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American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« on: April 08, 2008, 07:27:23 AM »

Anybody else have these Asian critters crawlin' around the house?
(Yes, old farm house here!)

The Asians most commonly are mustard to orange-red and have 16 spots or more.
The "Americans" are red with 7 spots.

The Asians swarm together to winter (in cliff crevices in the wild) in homes and buildings.
Thankfully, they don't damage the structure & don't breed or lay eggs in homes.
The can emit a nasty yellow goo, and they do bite (but don't sting).

http://arsserv0.tamu.edu/is/br/lbeetle/index.html

What I haven't figured out yet is if the two types breed. They do compete for food.

Things have sure changed since I was a kid! I can only remember the traditional red ladybugs... can't remember the last time I've seen one recently!
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:35:35 AM »

I had more problems with the asian ones when I lived in the city. Maybe because my house was older, and it was easier for them to get in.
The biggest battle I have in the summer here is japanese beetles. I had those in the city too, but they are much worse where I live now.
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 07:52:17 AM »

Ohh, I forgot about those pests! I had them bad in Monroe Twp. (slugs too).
I hate when those things come flying around crashing into things!
I found a bunch in the soil, too when I was planting.

I was reading at Wiki and the trap bags may actually attract more than they trap! ugh.
Catnip, chives, garlic, and tansy are some natural repellents, but I am not sure how you'd go about using them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_beetle

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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 08:08:02 AM »

Well slugs are baby japanese beetles I think??

They eat all my plants. I have some crab apple trees that they are trying to destroy.  I made up a concoction with garlic and neem oil and sprayed one of my crab apple tree's a couple of years ago. It helped. I tried using the traps before, I was filling up a bag a day of those things and they just kept coming, so I am going to say yes they attract more. lol
I suppose planting those plants you posted along side of the one's they eat would help ?
I am not planting catnip. It is very invasive, and my neighbor has 16 cats. I just can't see anything good coming out of my planting catnip. lol

I noticed on the weekend you asked about fleas. (sorry for the thread jump)
I read the herb pennyroyal repels fleas.  I haven't tried it.
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 05:09:38 PM »

Geez,
Those Asianlb are crawling around trying to get in again. On the porch.
eek.
I'm concerned all these imported bugs are changing America for the worse. It is ridiculous the amount of trees we are losing in America. It's costing us big money.
We need to do something to protect our environment from these destructive pests being brought in to our country!
I'm glad these suckers don't sting lol, I haven't been bit by one.

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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 05:15:01 PM »

I saw some plain ol' Ladybugs out in the yard today. :)

There's nothing weirder than finding a big nest of the orange ones. One time I found what seemed to be thousands of them. :o :o
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 06:17:35 PM »

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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 07:21:26 AM »

Are all Lady Bugs female?
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 07:57:49 AM »

Are all Lady Bugs female?
:D
No. They are male ladybugs. :P
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 02:26:39 PM »

I started having a problem with them last week. They seemed to have migrated into the house. They found a corner and at least 20 are huddled there together. They freak me out when they fly at the lights at night. Just because they hit the walls and make awful sounds.

I live in Monroe Township, yeah the Japanese beetles in the summer are awful. The sounds they make bother me.
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 02:41:34 PM »




         My cat just eats them. ;D
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 03:54:46 PM »

When I lived in Newport my apartment was invaded by those things, and yes, they do bite...It was so bad in the middle of summer that I had to used the vacuum to get rid them they were in the house so bad...All over the walls, it was like a damn horror movie, they just kept coming out of the woodwork like crazy, sure don't miss that place...LOL
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 05:48:16 PM »

One day last summer I had opened the back window for my nephew in my car.  I parked in the yard under a tree....forgot to move my car.  The next morning I leave for work at 4AM - driving down the road all of a sudden my windshield is covered with ladybugs on the INSIDE.   I freaked out.  I pulled over and the critters were all over the inside of my car. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008, 06:33:59 PM »

One day last summer I had opened the back window for my nephew in my car.  I parked in the yard under a tree....forgot to move my car.  The next morning I leave for work at 4AM - driving down the road all of a sudden my windshield is covered with ladybugs on the INSIDE.   I freaked out.  I pulled over and the critters were all over the inside of my car. 

That is a horror story. I would have flipped out and ended up crying.
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Re: American Lady Bugs vs Asian Lady Beetles
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008, 04:24:05 AM »

Anybody else have these Asian critters crawlin' around the house?
(Yes, old farm house here!)

The Asians most commonly are mustard to orange-red and have 16 spots or more.
The "Americans" are red with 7 spots.

The Asians swarm together to winter (in cliff crevices in the wild) in homes and buildings.
Thankfully, they don't damage the structure & don't breed or lay eggs in homes.
The can emit a nasty yellow goo, and they do bite (but don't sting).

http://arsserv0.tamu.edu/is/br/lbeetle/index.html

What I haven't figured out yet is if the two types breed. They do compete for food.

Things have sure changed since I was a kid! I can only remember the traditional red ladybugs... can't remember the last time I've seen one recently!



My mom says of the Asian / orange lady bugs, that they are no ladies, as they do bite, they are ***** bugs. ;D
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