I have a problem with Japanese beetles in my house. They have been active all winter but have recently increased in quantity. I live in central Illinois and the weather is starting to warm up. I think my home is infested but I have no clue how to find out and what to do about it. If you could give me some tips, I would appreciate it.
I think you mean asian beetles or asian ladybugs. Japanese beetles are generally what people see in their garden eating their plants. They come out in the middle of summer and aren’t active this time of year. You can read more about them in our JAPANESE BEETLE CONTROL article but I don’t think this is the pest you actually see.
Asian ladybugs (aka: asian beetles) can and do get inside. They look a lot like our native ladybugs but are a bit larger, with different spots and because they overwinter (hibernate) they commonly find their way into the living areas of many homes.
Look at the article we have posted online on how to control this pest. Our LADYBUG CONTROL ARTICLE does a good job of detailing all you need to know as well as showing some video clips so you can make sure this is the pest you have. Products discussed in the article can be linked to directly from the article where you’ll find more information. If you have further questions or concerns, give us a call.
Here the links to the articles mentioned above:
http://www.asianladybug.com/asian-lady-bug-controljonathan www.bugspray.com 1-800-877-7290