About The Pest
Lady beetles, commonly referred to as ladybugs, are a highly beneficial insect but have the habit of overwintering in structures and quickly become a nuisance pest. Most species are considered beneficial because they voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, mealybugs, mites, and scale insects. During the spring and summer months ladybug populations begin to grow and during the fall months, adults seek shelter to overwinter (often in mass numbers).
The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle peaks later in the year in October and November.