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Asian Beetle vs. Ladybug: What Are the Differences and Why Does It Matter?

Asian beetle vs ladybug

Ladybugs are often seen as a good luck charm. With their black-spotted backs and bold red color, ladybugs can be hard to miss, even despite their small size. Ladybugs look very similar to Asian beetles, but there is one big difference: Asian beetles bite. For that reason, many people are left to wonder: what are the differences between these two insects?

Asian Beetle vs. Ladybug: How Are They Different?

Asian beetles and ladybugs may look similar, but if you know what to look for, you can distinguish between their physical appearance. These two insects also display different behavior, life cycles and preferred habitats. Most importantly to homeowners, one type can make its way inside your home and cause trouble.

Appearance Matters

The more common of the two types of insects is the ladybug. Ladybugs are native to the United States and have oval, dome-shaped bodies, with six short legs which are hidden under their … Read Full Post »

How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

how to get rid of fruit flies

What’s that buzzing around your kitchen? Are little bugs swarming your trash can or congregating on your fresh fruit? If you ever have tiny gnat-like insects hanging out in your kitchen, chances are they’re fruit flies. Once you begin to notice them, fruit flies appear to be everywhere. Not long after you start seeing fruit flies in your house, many homeowners realize they are ready to get rid of these pesky insects.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Before we discuss how to get rid of fruit flies in your house, let’s learn a little more about these animals and how they make it into your home.

What Are Fruit Flies?

These insects are small flies of the Drosophila species, and although tiny, when magnified they actually look a lot like houseflies. As described by entomologists, adult fruit flies are about 1/8 inch long, and although you can’t see them, they have red … Read Full Post »

Cluster Flies vs House Flies

Cluster flies in house all of a sudden

In Orlando, Florida, flies are as common as freshly squeezed orange juice – especially during the hot months of summer.

They’re present at every backyard BBQ, and residents have grown accustomed to shooing them away from the potato and fruit salads. But, what many residents fail to realize is that they are often dealing with more than one type of fly.

Contrary to popular belief, there are many species of flies. In fact, there are more than 20,000 species in North America alone. And while we’d love to discuss the differences between all fly species, we wanted to focus on the housefly and the cluster fly, as the cluster fly is most present in the late summer and early autumn months of the year.

Let’s take a closer look at the differences together.

Cluster Flies

Though commonly know as cluster flies, many people often refer to these flying insects as attic flies.

Cluster flies emerge in … Read Full Post »