We’re heading into winter, which means that you may soon find Asian lady beetles (commonly known as lady bugs) on your windows and light fixtures. Although they can be a nuisance, and can stink and stain surfaces if they’re crushed, they don’t do any harm. They’re just looking for a protected space to hibernate.
- Build your own blacklight trap
- Adapted from “Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles Inside Houses,” by Waldvogel et al., North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service