They may be a nuisance, but these tiny insects are beneficial. Although it does appear that your wall is shifting, that is simply an inordinate number of Asian lady beetles congregating for shared shelter. While a nuisance, these beetles do not carry diseases harmful to humans, they do not reproduce indoors, and they do not feed on wood or clothing. Read on for some interesting facts about the Asian lady beetles. The Asian lady beetle is native to eastern Asia, and was released in the United States years ago to help control pecan aphids.
These pests look like ladybugs but can bite humans and cause discomfort for dogs. According to The Houston Chronicle , this time of year is when dog owners need to be most vigilant for Asian lady beetles, which look similar to harmless ladybugs. They are not a parasite, though, they are a pest and they are just determined to survive. After the insects are removed, the remaining injuries can be treated with medication, antibiotics and nursing care. Often minor injuries caused by the corrosive fluids released by the beetles heal on their own; in some cases, the injuries can get infected. Infections will require treatment from a veterinarian. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.
Customer Service for Subscribers. Get the facts about Asian lady beetles in a dog's mouth. I have seen it many times, when debilitated dogs with dental abscesses or tumors suffered fly strike, leading to severe oral maggot infestations. Asian lady beetles are not native to the USA, but they, too, have become quite common. Unlike native ladybugs, Asian lady beetles may bite, and they also produce chemicals that are toxic and can cause chemical burns, and when disturbed they release a very foul odor.
I don't yet have a garden maybe next year--if my two-year-old will allow it! I do have about 30 houseplants, plus herbs and some experiments that are going fairly well—like avocado and mango pits that I've grown into small trees. I grow it all indoors in the winter and put some plants out for the summer. This year, they got a huge infestation of aphids.