Have you noticed beetles in your home? These aren't ladybugs — they're something much worse
They look like innocent and harmless ladybugs but are actually of a different species not native to the U.S.
A particular breed of insects looks like they are harmless ladybugs, but are actually a more harmful species of Asian Beetles, as reported by Rare.
The source informed that Asian Beetles had the appearance of the ladybugs in terms of the colors and the spots on its body, but it was a different category of pest altogether.
And one of the major difference between the two was that Asian Beetles actually bite. These 1/4 inch long species of insect are yellow-orange to dark orange-red in color and have several black spots on the back.
These beetles are attracted to brightness during the fall and tend to congregate on the sunnier side of buildings.
They are attracted to building and outcroppings as they begin the search for overwintering sites. Until spring, these beetles stay to be active again.
“They have a habit of tasting things they land on,” Dr. Alex Wild, an entomologist at the University of Texas, opened up about the major difference between the two species of insects.
He further explained that Asian Beetles, as the name suggests, are not native to Texas, or the U.S.A. They are Japanese insects and were introduced to several southern states during the 1960s as a measure of pest control.
They infest the buildings during the winter in search of warmth and often leave a yellow stain on the surfaces that they touch.
They also affect the 'quality of life,' as reported by the source. As the weather warms, they re-emerge from their hide-outs.
To get rid of these pests, Wild suggests that vacuum cleaners work as good as any other tool for cleaning these insects. One can also place insect light traps in the corners where they might congregate such as attics or closets.
If nothing works, then it is advisable to immediately call a professional exterminator to quickly get rid of these beetles.