Harlequin Ladybird

(Harmonia axyridus)

The harlequin ladybird or Asian lady beetle. Originally from eastern Asia. They are now becoming a problem in the U.K. They form swarms in sunlight areas

DESCRIPTION

Varied colours, red, black, yellow, orange

common colours,  orange or black with two red spots

5.5mm - 8.5mm in size 

BIOLOGY

Yellow/orange eggs

Female can lay over 1000 eggs

Black and orange larvae

FOOD

The harlequin ladybirds and their larvae, will eat on aphids and other small insects

HABITAT

The harlequin ladybird will live on trees and plants, but over the winter, will congregate in buildings, usually on the south side

Harlequin Ladybird

(Harmonia axyridus)

The lifecycle of the Harlequin ladybird, Asian ladybird beetle (Harmonia axyridis): egg laying, egg hatching, larvae feeding on aphids, pupae, eclosion, adult feeding on aphids, flying

REASONS FOR CONTROL

Nuisance

 

Food safety: 

 

HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD GROWTH STAGES

The Harlequin larvae will also eat garden pests like aphids

The pupa stage will last for 5-6 days on leaves of trees and plants

They can live for 2-3 years

DETECTING AN INFESTATION

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.

If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

 

 

Droppings

KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

Do It Yourself

Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job.

If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

 

Pest Control Company

In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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