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Old 02-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #15
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I haven't heard of them referred to as Japanese Beetles, but there are two varieties of Ladybugs around here. The helpful type with red bodies are the ones you want around your garden. The invasive type with the orange bodies nest in warm places such as attics, then come out in huge numbers when the weather warms (and it will). I understand the invasives do not have a natural enemy around here, hence hundreds found around window sills, lamp shades, etc in early Spring. And I doubt your local garden center would be very happy to receive a bagful of the orange bodied mauraders. It DOES take a while to get rid of them.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #16
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It's hard to tell from that picture what they are. When we lived in FL, and we camped a lot, we never experienced those biting bugs. The only thing that would bite was the noseeums (at the beach) and mosquitoes. The only other problem was with lovebugs, but they don't bite. However, they do ruin your clearcoat and taste like nuclear waste (while on motorcycle).

Here is a typical lady bug:



Here is a stink bug:



Here is a love bug/s:



Here is a noseeum:



Does your camera have a macro option to take a close up?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #17
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Al2ride- They looked just like the lady bug in your photo, but they were orange. Gone in just a couple hours and have not reappeared. (Apparently they usually return)

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These little guys are called different things in different areas, Sometimes called Stink bugs, Asian Lady Beetle, Japanese Ladybug, Japanese Beetle. MOST insecticides list them as Japanese beetle, but often list list them as stink bugs and asian lady beetle as well. They don't actually "bite" but "pinch" you.

As far as I'm concerned, the best insecticide to get these guys is called "CB80". I hit all the window frames on the south side of the trailer then "Fog" the room. Close up for a couple of hours and most all of them will be dead. The best thing I have found for outside is Onslaught Fastcap. This requires a sprayer as it is a concentrate. I have not seen this at the big box stores, but you can get it from Amazon. For the last 2 years I have used the combo of these 2 sprays a couple times in the fall and now I get only a very few of these guys. I'm sure they are blown in from areas around me and they normally end up in my dust buster.

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We have a Dirt Devil that I refer to as my Bug Buster. Even the Grandchildren go after them with it.

The farmers up here imported the yellow ones to eat the aphids out of their Soy Beans. Curse them for that. They get into everything. I've had them light in my food at dinner, in my beer, ect. They do not taste good either! Here we are in the middle of a very cold Winter and they are still coming out of the woodwork.
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Al2ride- They looked just like the lady bug in your photo, but they were orange. Gone in just a couple hours and have not reappeared. (Apparently they usually return)

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Wow, those things are nasty. Glad we never encountered them when we lived there.
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Wow, those things are nasty. Glad we never encountered them when we lived there.
Some summers we've had thousands of Asian Beetles in our home, and in our coach, here in Wisconsin.
BTW, it's best to vacuum them up...(they leave a stain when/where they are squashed).
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Some summers we've had thousands of Asian Beetles in our home, and in our coach, here in Wisconsin.
BTW, it's best to vacuum them up...(they leave a stain when/where they are squashed).
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Never seen them here in OH. However, we do have lots of caterpillars. We were camping at Mohican State Park during caterpillar season. I left my jacked on a lawn chair and when I put it on I stated feeling this warm sensation. Come to find out a couple of them fell from a tree into my sleeves. It hurts like hell wherever their little prickly hair touches you.
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Are they lady bugs or stink bugs. Never had a problem with lady bugs in central FL, but that was over 3 years ago.
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I apparently picked some up about 3 years back on a trip to North Florida area. We have been dealing with them since then. Usually only a few appear as I spray the inside of mh pretty well when I park it. I don't think these little dudes cause much problem, but they are aggravating. I did read on another board where they had gotten into fridge exhaust and nested causing a partial blockage.
On my last camper I had them in the water heater (Where the flame goes). Cooked them pretty good, but it was a mess getting them out.
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If you ever get stink bugs inside, you'll know it. And you'll know it for weeks if one gets smashed inside the MH. When smashed, they smell awful. If you plan to catch them in a tissue and throw them out, they will release that stinky perfume. Sometimes I'll smell them when I open a closet; they hide in the clothes. They're attracted to warm places to spend the winter. Nasty things.
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Last fall the lady bugs were thick in the air, not really flying, but airborne. I'd need to check my head and clothes, otherwise I'd carry them into the RV. They get in a RV with no problem, like ants. The main nuisance is that they are everywhere in an RV. Bedding, ceilings, floors. I think the vacuum idea is the best. They are like fleas, though, and take persistence and months to get rid of them. I found one a few days ago, 4 months later.
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I hope we don't get any. We are headed down in March.
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Asian Lady Beetle...

If you mash them they do smell a bit. But do not kill them. They feed on aphids which are harmful to other plants.

They will cover the south facing wall of a white sided building in the late summer, early fall looking for a place to hibernate. They will crawl into any small crevice in the RV and they will come inside. When it is warm inside the RV...about 72 degF, they will come back out.

We simply vacuum them up with the Dust Buster and about once a day, we will take the vacuum and dump the bugs away from the RV on the north side.
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