little brown beetle on house

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I've got small little bugs on one side of my house that look like kudzu beetles. They're not ladybugs or roaches but they're kind of round and there lots of them. like hundreds. What can I spray to keep them off the house?

Common little brown bugs that may invade a home for the winter include stinkbugs, roaches and ladybugs. You said you're sure these aren't ladybugs so my guess is they might be brown stinkbugs. If possible, please send us some for positive ID. There are reports of a relatively new beetle in Georgia called the Bean Plataspid. (scientific name is Megacopta cribraria). Native to India and China, this beetle is small and thrives on kudzu but can also live on just about any plant commonly found in the yard or garden. As you know, we have a kudzu problem in Georgia so these could be the beetles you have been seeing. We're currently trying to identify any regions with activity of this species so please call us at 1.800.877.7290 if you think the following pest looks like the one you've been seeing. For now these are the only images we have and would appreciate more if you are able to provide some.

Brown Bug

Since these pests reportedly overwinter or hibernate when it gets cold, they could be seeking safe harborage for the upcoming winter on your home. However, they have been known to accumulate on homes anytime between spring and fall. When found during the spring, it is thought they are leaving the home for the upcoming warm months. When seen during the summer on the home, it is thought they are using the home as a nest site. And when found on the home in the fall, it is thought they are gathering to use the home for safe harborage for the duration of winter. The following video shows what they commonly do once they start invading the home:

To keep them off the house, treat the siding of the home with CYPERMETHRIN. It work's fast and should knock out the activity immediately. And if this pest is like most others, it will find the residual Cypermethrin to be highly repellent which should keep them away and off the home for several weeks. Retreat as needed which could be a couple of times a month if they reappear. This could be needed anytime from March through November. As you know, we can have mild falls well into December and my guess is they could remain active till the end of the year but we just don't have enough information to know for sure. We also offer an organic option known as BUG PATROL. Labeled for use in the yard for plants and turf, it comes packaged in a handy "ready to spray" container so you only need to hook it to your garden hose and get to work with no mixing required. Bug Patrol isn't as strong as the Cypermethrin so expect to treat more frequently if you choose this product. Lastly, if you're finding them in your vegetable garden, go with the organic MULTI PURPOSE INSECT KILLER. It's safe enough to use daily if needed but in general, 1-2 treatments will take care of most any problem.

If you start seeing inside the home, treat with CYKICK AEROSOL. This low odor aerosol is excellent for use in the house and covers a wide range of pests. It comes equipped with a crack and crevice straw tip making it ideally suited for treating all the small spaces this little brown beetle likes to use. Direct treatments to baseboard molding, door frames and around windows where they may be entering. Again, retreat as needed which may be 1-2 a month until the invasion subsides. The organic alternative for inside would be FLYING INSECT KILLER which is another aerosol that's well suited for indoor applications. Like the Cykick, it will handle this beetle when sprayed but it differs in that it leaves no real residual so you'll need to use it a lot more frequently compared to Cykick.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Cypermethrin:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/viper-cypermethrin

Bug Patrol:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/organic/liquid/bug-patrol-32-oz-rts

Multi Purpose Insect Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/organic/liquid/multi-purpose-insect-killer-24-oz

Cykick:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-cykick-17-5-oz

Flying Insect Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/organic/aerosol/flying-insect-killer-14-oz


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July 4, 2010

Paul Varner @ 8:53 pm #

We have these bugs all over our vinyl siding and gutters! Today is Sunday, July 4, 2010. More info on controlling them would be appreciated…

July 5, 2010
October 19, 2010

Kathryn @ 6:56 pm #

Hi, today is October 19, 2010 and i came home to my apartment and found these little critters all over my patio. I live in Midtown Atlanta in a newly constructed apartment building. They have attached themselves to the walls of my patio, door frame and in the corners. Bleh!

October 20, 2010

Jacqi Barker @ 3:16 pm #

They are in the Lawrenceville area, too (30043) specifically around Rock Springs Elementary. They are everywhere! They are all over my car when I am in that area, and they are all over my kids when I pick them up from school.

October 21, 2010
October 22, 2010

Duluth @ 4:34 pm #

They are in Duluth! 30096… Swarms all over city hall

Norcross, GA @ 9:51 pm #

These critters are all over the gas station pumps, trash cans & posts @ BJ's in Norcross (corner of Hwy 141 & Jimmy Carter Blvd.)! The attendant said they are breeding in the nearby kudzu at the side of Hwy 141 (P'tree Ind. Pkwy). Shouldn't EPA get involved or are the bugs considered harmless?

October 24, 2010

rick olla @ 8:41 am #

These crazy little guys are all over my house. Banging into the windows an all. Creepy stuff
Buford Ga. We need to kill these guys now before they eat us. Like the movie the swarm.

October 26, 2010

Christine @ 9:39 pm #

I think these guys are on my patio on my cayenne pepper plant! I live ini 30318. Are they harmful?

October 27, 2010

Eric @ 9:13 am #

They're in Decatur too 30030

Debbie @ 8:44 pm #

I forgot to say that we are in South Fulton Co. in Palmetto, 30268.

November 2, 2010

Beth @ 9:12 am #

They are also in Gainesville, GA. I've been attacking the kudzu on the hill behind my house, and now they are retaliating by trying to get into my house.

November 3, 2010

Vern @ 10:41 pm #

These bugs have invaded my firewood stack. Almost every stick, especially those on top of the stack, are covered with them. I've been dipping the wood in a solution of Permethrin 10% and this seems to take care of them. My question is: Will it be safe to burn the wood in an inclosed wood stove in my house after treating it with this chemical?

Vern @ 10:43 pm #

By the way, I live in Franklin Springs, GA about 30 miles NE of Athens.

November 4, 2010

Vern @ 12:50 pm #

Thanks for the advice! I will be stacking the wood under a shelter for several days before bringing it inside the house.

Katherine @ 11:14 pm #

I am so glad I found this article! These bugs are alive and well, both outside AND inside my house in Athens, Georgia 30601. I have collected samples of the bugs if you would like them.

November 9, 2010

Covington @ 12:56 pm #

We have these little brown beetles everywhere in Covington, GA.

Mary @ 1:54 pm #

I have them too. They are only outside. I have a hugh patch of kudzu behind my house. This the first year I have ever had them. I live in Good Hope Ga. Are they transient creatures? Will they be back next year?

November 12, 2010

Allyson @ 3:53 pm #

We have these all over the trees at my office building in Sandy Springs right by Perimeter mall. They are harmless but very annoying because there are so many of them. I would think the birds would be fat and happy campers about now but they don't seem to be eating them.

November 14, 2010

Jeaneen @ 12:45 pm #

As mentioned above, these bugs are in area code 30341 (Atlanta/Tucker area). They are mostly on the outside of our townhouse but we have found a few of them indoors as we have been opening the doors to enjoy the nice weather. We have a patch of kudzu near our townhouse, so that must be what they are feeding on. Now, I guess they are seeking a home for the winter in our townhouse.

March 18, 2011

RON @ 4:53 pm #

They are DEFINITELY in hephzibah and augusta georgia. All over my pear trees.

April 8, 2011

Rick @ 1:22 pm #

We just discovered dozens of them all over the Kudzu behind our building in Suwanee, GA. They're all over the cars in the parking lot too.

jeffery givens @ 7:47 pm #

I HAVE 30 ACRES OF KUDZU SURROUNDING MY HOME, KILLING THE KUDZU IS NOT AN OPTION.ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO KILL THE KUDU BUGS?? WE HAVE MILLIONS OF THEM ON OUR HOUSE,YOU CAN'T GO OUTSIDE THEY LITERLY HAVE MY FAMILY HELD PRISONER INSIDE THE HOUSE.. MY SON AND I WERE WORKING OUTSIDE LAST SUMMER-BOTH OF US HAD TO SEE A DOCTOR,WE HAD HUNDREDS OF BITES ON OUR LEGS-HAD TO TREATED WITH STEROID CREAM.. VERY PAINFUL BITES THANKS TO KUDZU BEETLES.. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO THAT WOULD HELP!!!!! thank you..

April 20, 2011

Michele Palicka @ 8:12 pm #

I live in Suwanee by North Gwinnett High School and today April 20, 2011 these bugs arrived. They are on my tree in my front yard and my front porch. We have sprayed ( tonight) them so we are looking forward to their departure. It is weird,we were outside yesterday and saw none, today hundreds, really weird. How so many came so fast is really weird.

May 13, 2011

Julie W @ 6:09 am #

I discovered these on my Wisteria yesterday, 5/12/11. I'm in Mills River, NC 28759.

June 19, 2011

christine @ 3:44 pm #

I have these all over my home and garden in Grant Park, in downtown Atlanta (30315). I caught one to identify and can send additional pictures. They are very bothersome and destroying all my plants.

July 18, 2011

Colleen Hilton @ 8:26 pm #

These are all over my wisteria. I have just seen them the past week or so. I noticed them on my screens and at first thought they were ladybugs when I looked from inside the house, but the shape was wrong. I found a dead one in my windowsill and got a closer look. They are definitely kudzu beetles. I live in Hephzibah,Ga and today is 7/18/2011

July 22, 2011

Claudine in Hoschton @ 10:30 am #

Eeewwww. Since moving to Jackson County I have seen all kinds of bugs that I've never seen before in my life. Yep got these things on our wisteria too, by the hundreds. I can't stand to even cut it back because they get on me. Thanks for the info, don't want them in my house too!!

August 1, 2011

Fawn @ 6:42 pm #

They're in Loganville, 30052! Just walked outside to enjoy the deck and growing process of my Wisteria. Was shocked to see these beetles. My husband ran for the bug spray, I ran for the computer. I didn't want him to harm the little things. He wins and has my blessing to spray spray spray! Now I have to get out there and see if they are all over my yard.

August 22, 2011

drew @ 7:19 pm #

they are awful smell and will land right on you while doin yard work. anyway today is 8/22/11 and there bad in kennesaw(30144) ans marietta(30066)

September 10, 2011

Marguerite @ 12:12 pm #

These obnoxious bugs attacked me when I cut back my wisteria! Got into my clothing and everything! I thought they were ladybugs until I got a close look at them, and the photo you have here is exactly them!

October 3, 2011

Tim @ 7:25 pm #

While there is no kudzu anywhere near my Marietta house I have found two of these guys on my person in the last 3 weeks. The smell is awful and today I recognized it immediately but could not find where it was at. Turned out it was climbing up the inside of my shorts. The first one was climbing on my neck. I do still have the corpse from today although I admit that when I felt it on me my instinct was to crush it but the pic you have posted here is dead on.

October 4, 2011

Lyn @ 1:24 pm #

my office front is covered in these pests. they're swarming everywhere, can't even go outside without at least 10 or more landing on me. this is crazy.

October 5, 2011

Tony Trevarthen @ 12:56 pm #

We've got these bugs swarming our house just like ladybugs tend to do. They seem to be harmless, but they do stink when you crush them. We live in Cleveland, GA, and have never seen these bugs before.

Anonymous @ 4:15 pm #

Just located a bunch of these bugs around my door frame in Villa Rica, GA (30180)

Mr & Mrs. Pierre @ 4:53 pm #

They have just invaded our front porch all over the door ,windows & the car. The lil bastards even tried to fly in my nose . they attach to everything it seems even your skin, so make sure your not bringing them in your home. so check everything good luck.

October 15, 2011

Ryan @ 2:18 pm #

I live in Greenville Sc. My yard and stores around town are covered in those little brown beetles. They are very annoying

October 16, 2011

Gwen @ 12:59 pm #

OMG, I am having a problem with these little bugs as well. Thankfully, they haven't entered my home as yet. They are really scary to look at when clumped together; freaks me out. When I first started to notice them, I immediately thought of Alfred Hitchcock – LOL. Just makes my skin crawl. Glad to know I'm not the only one facing this dilemma that hopefully will be solved (at least temporarily) when I spray. DISGUSTING!!!

D.Miller @ 2:13 pm #

my house is covered with hundreds and hundreds of there bugs..we live in mauldin s.c…its sooo scary they are getting inside my window screens and and all…they have my neighbors house covered as welll !!!

erin @ 3:19 pm #

this little flying bugs are hundreds outside my apartment patio door and all along the rain gutters. these bugs dont bite, but they are a pest to everyone. cant even open up my patio door because they are everywhere hundreds and hundreds of them. the apartment manager is aware and is having maintance and pest control come spray soon. ahhh. these bugs need to go away soon.

R. Madlem @ 3:23 pm #

They are all over my Roses and Cosmos. Went to trim the Cosmos as it appeared it was dying off and swarms of them lifted into air. They are now all over the up and downstairs porches on the front of my house. In the bushes, trees. I am in the Summerhill / Grant Park area, 30312.

Terra Moore @ 5:36 pm #

@Paul Varner: Please someone Help!!!! I need to know about an insect repellent that will keep these bugs at bay. They are swarming my house and we live by a creek with a lot of kudzu so that explains it ..So now how can I control them….When its hot they are swarming I have to run to my car it's so many…They are flying everywhere and coming in through a window that we have no screen on….

Terra Moore @ 5:52 pm #

Douglasville…30134

October 17, 2011

T Parrish @ 12:00 am #

I too am in Douglasville 30134, and they were all over my front porch; heck they were flying all around the front yard. They are so strange, and I've never seen them before. My father was over here, and he had never seen them either. (He's 79) Now, one or two are in the house, but I think it came from opening the door. (At least I hope.)

KL @ 12:23 pm #

We are in Marietta (30066) and they have TAKEN OVER! This site was so very helpful in helping us to identify these pests. We will be trying some of the treatments recommended here. Thank you!

Kai @ 1:01 pm #

Gross!!! Yeap that is the bug I am seeing everywhere outside of my home.I live in Decatur, GA in a townhome and I have been seeing these little bugs on my rear upstairs window since May… 1 or two at a time everyday. October 15th, 2011 I walked out of my front door and they were everywhere flew in my hair on my shoulder all around my car… I was terrified. I then went to get some bug spray to spray the outside. Needless to say they flew right at me while I was spraying and it did not seem to bother them at all. In fact a hour later when I walked outside there were about 20 gathered in the front of my house on one of my upstairs windows and several more scattered about everywhere else all over the outside of my house. Today 10/17 there are about 20 sitting on my upstair rear window. Strange thing is my home is connected to one other home and there are no bugs on their windows at all. I will go get the spray that you suggested…

October 18, 2011

Ducker @ 6:38 am #

I live in Pendleton, SC and have never seen these bugs until the last month or so. They are crawling and swarming all over our Public Works building. We have sprayed regular insect repellent but it doesn't seem to phase them. They swarm us when we walk out of the building and the assistant said she thinks one bit her. Do they bite? I will pass this info along to our town bug guy and the school district because they are all over the school too. Yuck!

Q @ 10:00 am #

I am so thankful to have found this website. We have noticed about 3 or 4 of them in our home over the last couple of weeks…..Lithonia 30038. We could not figure out what they were. Then, just yesterday, they were swarming the windows of my office building Atlanta 30313….16th floor no less. Then today, I read an article in the AJC about the kudzu bug…and lo and behold, those were the critters i've been seeing. I will head out to buy some repellant to keep these suckers out of my home for the winter.

Bonnie @ 8:45 pm #

We have had these Kudzu bugs for a few weeks now. They love the front of our house with the new white siding and columns. We are in Waxhaw, NC. Didn't know what they were until I saw an article in the paper today and then looked up this website. They also are all over the fig trees. I plan to get spray for both the house and trees. Will these bugs go away when we have a good freeze? I plan to use Cypermethrin on the house and Multi purpose Insect Killer on the fig tree.. Anything else that you know will help???

October 20, 2011

Gwen @ 12:44 pm #

Good bless your company for creating this site! You have really eased my fears, and thankfully, they only stuck around for about four (4) days. OMG…scary! They were after my rose bushes!! Yuck!!

Gwen @ 12:44 pm #

I meant to say God bless your company : )

October 21, 2011

Rebecca @ 8:28 am #

have these swarming in Charlotte, NC. they seem to be destroying the vegetable garden :(

October 24, 2011

Lisa @ 4:33 pm #

OMG! these bugs stink so bad. don't try to kill them with your hand or you will smell it forever. the smell gives me a headache and makes me sick to my stomach.

Chewie @ 5:48 pm #

They are here. Dillard, Ga. 30537. Only had several dozen so far but am fearful that they will increase. No kudzu around. Are they harmful to pets?

Mari @ 6:09 pm #

Ughh. These things made it to Camden, SC!!!! Driving me insane- it's a war zone trying to get in and out of the house. And with a crawling baby, I can't stand them near the doors and windows. We have NO kudzu here, so aggravating. Do local pest services treat for these? I really don't have time to worry about these and would rather have someone just come and take care of it. Thanks for the website! I couldn't find out what they were anywhere else.

November 2, 2011

jamie @ 3:17 pm #

Theyare here in Canton GA also!

November 3, 2011

Katie @ 8:41 pm #

These bugs are horrible. We live in Hayesville, NC. On 10-31-11 after trick or treating in town my son was bitten by one of these nasty bugs. It left 4 what looked like burn marks on both thighs. He screamed due to the burning pain he experienced. The pediatrician wasn't sure what it was til I showed her the corpse then found a live one to bring her. She said she saw one this weekend and knew what it was. So yes they do bite probably if feeling threatened. It's now Thursday and he's still red, blistered looking and itchy. Thought I'd share, please beware.

November 8, 2011

Frank @ 11:52 pm #

I just noticed these in my home today. I swatted one off of my hand not knowing what it was. A few minutes later a second bug was crawling on my arm. I have never seen them before and at first glance thought they were ladybugs…that is until I got one under a bright light. I just began my research on them this evening (11-8-2011) and found out they are related to stink bugs…that explains the funny smell on my hand when I swatted the first one off. The smell remained on my hand even after washing with soap and water. Nasty. I live in Blacksburg, SC right on the NC/SC state line.

November 12, 2011

Erin @ 2:54 pm #

OMG

I live in Summerville SC and have these nasty bugs all over my brick home and my pine trees. Until now I could not find out to treat them. I have even called Clemson Agri here and ask a couple pest control companies and they had no idea. I am so glad to have found your company. Will either of the above mentioned chemicals harmful to pets? I am deathly affraid of bugs and will not leave my home.

November 13, 2011

mark @ 8:24 am #

Sunday 11/13/11 – just found one crawling on the sheets in our guest bedroom. I am in Western Union County/Marvin NC – about 5 miles from the SC border

March 8, 2012

Doug @ 5:15 pm #

They are completely covering the gas stations in Stockbridge, in northern Henry County. It wasn't always like this. Did they come in with those Chinese stinkbugs a few years ago?

March 11, 2012

Mechelle @ 1:58 pm #

These bugs are on the outside of my town home in Jonesboro, GA. I noticed them today and they are stuck to the windows and door frames. I am glad to know what they are and how to get rid of them.

March 13, 2012

Cheryl @ 4:56 pm #

I live in Acworth, GA (northwest Atlanta). These bugs are swarming on my patio doors and windows. I can't open them because of these disgusting bugs. They seem aggressive. Will a pest control service be able to spray the outside of my house so they will go away? I saw some of the comments above state they will come back. I don't think they're in my home….yet. I have a horrible phobia of BUGS!!!

March 14, 2012

kimberly clay @ 6:36 pm #

we have hundreds of these little bugs. all over every plant we have here at our home in Atlanta GA.

March 15, 2012

Paul Bachtel @ 7:44 am #

We have seen these bug proliferating over the past couple of days. They have cover my car at the office. I am in Greenville, SC, and I have read they are spreading this way. They stick to everything and hitch hike just like a ladybug, but no where near as nice looking!

Robin @ 10:03 am #

They are everywhere here in Greenville, SC. My back yard consists of kudzu. I noticed last year, on windy and warm days, we could not walk outside without them flying into us. Once they land on you, they hold on and hitch a ride. I was bit once and it left a spot bigger than a mosquito bite that stung and itched at the same time and took several days to go away. Yesterday, when I went to leave my home, I was shocked at the numbers of these bugs that were on my home, HUNDREDS, but mostly in areas not in direct sunlight. They are much worse this year than last and I can not imagine how much worse it is going to get. I tried using an organic type insect killer and it seems it only repelled them and got them to putting off their terrible smell.

Guest @ 2:47 pm #

There are little brown bugs in Tucker GA area under zip code 30084. Those little things are everywhere.

Virginia @ 6:29 pm #

They are in Mableton, GA(30126). Just saw them for the first time today. I will take your advice this weekend and spray, spray, spray.

March 18, 2012

Tim @ 9:45 am #

I live in Grantville GA (30220) and my wife and I have an infestation of the Kudzu Beetle. The funny thing is that they are on my house but not my neighbors houses. We live in a small neighborhood with zero lot lines and you would think that they would be all over every house. They also only inhabit our back yard side of the house. I have been using pest control that you hook to your garden hose every night when they are at their most active. We have killed at least 500 of the little buggers. They have taken my back yard from me and I am at WAR now. There needs to be a beetle bag like the ones we use to gather Japanese Beetles for these pesky bugs.

Courtney @ 3:56 pm #

I live in Rex, GA 30273 and they are here as well as Forest Park and Jonesboro. I didn't know what they were or how to get them from around my front door. I thought they were just attracted to my door because its white but I need them gone I have also found them in my car a couple of times if I leave my windows down.

March 22, 2012

April @ 8:01 am #

Thank you for identifying these things! They are all over our wisteria and white siding on house. Its like something out of a bad b movie!

April 1, 2012

Tracy @ 3:19 pm #

@Tim:
I too live in Grantville in a very small subdivision (perhaps) the same as you. These bugs are everywhere! That's why I took to the internet to find out how to get rid of these nasty little things.

April 2, 2012

katrina @ 8:43 pm #

Just noticed these bugs tonight at our house in Summerville, SC. They are covering everything. Your site was the only one we discovered to identify them. Thanks !

April 10, 2012

Carol @ 11:09 am #

My wisteria in North Myrtle Beach, SC is covered. I cannot go outside my door in the afternoon when the sun is out because they land and cling on me.. In three days I have millions! They cluster on the wisteria but when it warms up they are flying around the house and love to land on my screens.

April 16, 2012

Sue @ 6:18 pm #

@Carol: We live in Longs,SC and our wisteria is covered with them. I really do not want to cut down our wisteria but we have been fighting these bugs for 2 weeks. Need to find a place that sells cypermethrin, if you know where please let me know. We have been using bug stuff from home depot but it only does the job for about a day and then they are back.

April 26, 2012

Debra @ 9:42 pm #

My zip is 30054. These kudzu lady beetles are on my flowers by the thousands, kind of frightening!!!! Are they killing my flowers? It looks like they are sucking the life out of them!

April 27, 2012

nancy @ 6:01 pm #

@Tech Support: They're in Conway, South Carolina also.

April 29, 2012

Anonymous @ 1:59 pm #

Thanks for addressing what the bugs are. We have spotted them in our yard in Manchester (31816).

April 30, 2012

Kelly @ 12:27 pm #

They are in Cartersville, GA also (30120). They are covering my Hibiscus plant.

May 1, 2012

Cindy @ 11:29 am #

May 1st, 2012, they are covering my fig trees and Wisteria, Georgetown County, SC

May 4, 2012

Jan @ 7:10 pm #

They have completely eaten my wisteria! I am in Flat Rock, NC.

May 5, 2012

DJ @ 1:43 pm #

Garden City Beach, SC 29576. They are everywhere. Swarms of these things all over the place. I live in the middle of the city with no kudzu or much of anything besides grass anywhere nearby. One minute there are 15 – 20 around the pool, the next minute there are hundreds.

October 6, 2012

Freida @ 11:22 am #

I have these bugs all over my fig tree and it still has fruit on it. These are kudzu bugs. What can I use to kill them without harming the fruit?

October 22, 2012

Denise @ 5:07 pm #

HELP! I live in Hickory NC… 28602 … and have these dang little bugs EVERYWHERE! I'm trying to bring my houseplants in for the winter months before it gets too cold, and these bugs are ALL OVER them – in the soil and all the little nooks and crannies in the plants! What do you suggest I use to get rid of them before bringing my plants into my house? I have tried several types of spray but they just hunker down further into the plant – short of hand picking them out… which takes forever… or ditching all my plants (not an option), what are your suggestions?

April 8, 2013

Susan Williams @ 3:05 pm #

NO kidding these things are all over my yard, and actually swarmed me when swatted a
few, they are everywhere

April 14, 2013

Lisa @ 3:17 pm #

They are here in Byron, Ga. also.

April 28, 2013

Tammy McCray @ 12:48 pm #

They're in Beulaville, NC also. I noticed them last spring and had to look them up to find out what they were. They were all over my vinyl siding and deck. They left when the weather turned warmer and returned again last fall. I've noticed them this past week a few places but I really found a colony of them on my wisteria this morning as I was mowing the yard. As I rode by, some of them decided to catch a ride on me!

May 10, 2013

Debbie @ 7:39 am #

Thank you for the great information! I didn't know what these creatures were. They are so annoying swarming all over me when I go outside and I'm not aware of any kudzu near by. My home is covered in them, so they have hit Rockmart, GA also.
May 10, 2013

May 27, 2013

pd @ 3:54 pm #

In Greer SC…. Too…

October 29, 2013

Andrew @ 3:07 pm #

@Tech Support: We are seeing these all over the outside of our house and windows today (Zip Code 24018, Roanoke, VA). We noticed they emit a powerful odor when crushed similar to the brown marmorated, which we have been battling for years now and have finally been able to keep them under control for the most part for the last year or so. I am hoping the Cypermethrin we have been using on the outside of the house for the brown marmorated will discourage these from coming into the attic spaces.

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