One of the most common pests that over-winter in homes is the asian lady beetle. These beetles enter our homes by the thousands thru every possible crack, crevice and opening that they can find. They congregate in warm places such as attics, ceilings and wall voids then exit into the living areas of the home.
Beetles are attracted to light so they emerge from areas such as:
- Cracks under or behind baseboards.
- Windows and door trim.
- Exhaust fans.
- Lights in ceilings.
Aside from the fact that they bite, they also exude a foul-smelling defensive chemical which might cause spotting on walls and other surfaces.
Sealing cracks and crevices with caulk or other suitable materials will prevent the beetles from entering your living space. But vacuuming is still the most effective way to collect beetles and remove them from your home.