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Biting Asian Ladybugs Ottawa

October 15, 2011 by staff 

Biting Asian Ladybugs OttawaBiting Asian Ladybugs Ottawa, There are reports of swarms of multicolored Asian lady beetle, an insect known to bite, on the southern edge of Ottawa and making their way into more urban areas.

Carleton University entomologist Jeff Dawson said in the fall of the ladybug looks for places with stable temperatures to survive the winter.

Often hidden in the c3acks and open holes in the home. Insects also do not face threats both in their natural habitat.

“As an introduced species, they tend not to have the same predators,” said Dawson, “So their numbers tend to explode at certain times of year.”

The beautiful, yellowish-orange bug has been discovered in the small community of Winchester, Ont., Just south of Ottawa, Carleton University, and even a golf course south of Ottawa.

This insect has appeared in Ontario before, though. In 2001, some former Ontario wines against a plague of insects, which led to the smell of Asian lady beetles contaminate wine – “. Rancio peanut butter” aroma compared to

The Asian lady beetle was first brought to America by the U.S. government from Japan in 1988 to serve as an aggressive species of insect control.

Ladybug place corrector was also brought from Europe in the 1960s to control insects. There are even reports that foreign insects are threatening native ladybirds.

Dawson said an Asian lady beetle bite is usually a surprise to local residents who do not expect to be aggressive insects. As for the invasion, said he probably would not be permanent.

“We have no fear of invasion. Over time, the number should decrease,” he said.

Dawson said the best way to remove the Asian lady beetle is by using soap and warm water, where they have gathered.

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