Asian Lady Beetle


Asian lady beetles were brought to the United States by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to control certain agricultural pests, especially those affecting the pecan and apple crops from the 1960s-1990s. They are often considered a nuisance pest because they want to get into the walls of your house to overwinter. They vary in color from yellow to orange and physically look like an American Lady bug.


Barrington Exterminating considers this pest to be untreatable at the present time because their “window of opportunity” is so narrow, that for practicable purposes, it doesn’t exist.



Lady bugs that are native to the United States are red with black spots. They are a beneficial predator bug in that they eat bugs that do damage, such as aphids, mites, white flies, and scale insects.