Although they do not harm humans, they are mainly a nuisance.
As reported by Rare, Asian Lady Beetles, a non-native species of ladybugs, can be a problem when they fly to buildings and outcroppings in search of overwintering sites.
They end up inside, where they’ll stay until the temperatures warm in late winter. As the weather warms, they re-emerge from their hide-outs.
Asian Lady Beetles, which are also becoming a concern of the wine industry, often emit an unpleasant odor and yellowish staining fluid before they die.
They are usually seen around windows and light fixtures because they are attracted to light.
According to Rare, they have the appearance of the ladybugs in terms of the colors and spots on their body.
Unlike ladybugs, Asian Lady Beetles actually bite, which feels like a pinprick and is quite dangerous.
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.
Dr. Alex Wild, an entomologist at the University of Texas, opened up about the major differences between Asian Lady Beetles and ladybugs, which only live outdoors.
“They have a habit of tasting things they land on,” he said, describing the Asian Lady Beetles.
He further explained that Asian Lady Beetles are not native to Texas or the U.S.A. They are Japanese insects that were introduced to several southern states during the 1960s as a measure of pest control.
Wild suggested that the vacuum cleaners work as good as any other tool for cleaning these insects. People can also get rid of these pests by placing 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 solve the problem.