Saw your web site, so you asked for pictures (I got them!) You can post any you like. I thought these guys were lady bugs so I let them live. WRONG! They are eating my wisteria, and moving onto the roses! They prefer the wisteria:
They have a square back end….
Small & also get into the house….
They gather in groups and start munchin!
You think they are okay….
BUT then you notice your wisteria is GONE!
Bastard bugs…. and they smell too!
I thought the smell was coming from the flowers… but they make your hand stink!
My wisteria is intermingled with the lady banks roses…. I used the hose on them last night, not sure if they were BAD until I investigated today and found out they were BAD! Plus I looked at my wisteria again….. eaten! So now, I get out the CHEMICALS! (and inform the public via you ;-)
DAMN BUGS! These are not good ones! Kill them all!
Oh yes, and I’m in Gainesville, GA. (you asked for the location) I’m on Lake Lanier, not sure if that is another reason they moved in, there is some kudzu in the woods behind us (but not a lot), just some.
Thanks for the great photo’s! No doubt this pest is here to stay and that it can do some damage. If you’re finding them on your property, it’s best to do some treating and keep them in check before their numbers and damage becomes overwhelming. This article goes over all you’ll need to take care of any problem.
Kudzu Bug Control: https://www.bugspray.net/beetles/little-brown-beetle-on-house.html
Steven Edward Aanes says
Yep, as of 19 April we have them in Oakwood, too, V.M., just a short couple of miles from you. I just came in from work and found my Wisteria covered in these things.
I have a wisteria vine mixed with a clematis. Been out of town for a week, came home today to a full blown infestation of these little critters. Millions!!!! They stink too! How do I get rid of them?
Tech Support says
@ashley: Go with any of the products listed in our Kudzu Beetle Control article. It can be seen here:
Kudzu Beetle Control: https://www.bugspray.net/beetles/little-brown-beetle-on-house.html
Alison Lakebrink says
I live in Sugar Hill, and I have them on my wisteria as well. Will the organic treatments be safe for birds?
Tech Support says
Yes. One of the big advantages of the organic lines we sell is that they’re approved for use on food crops like vegetable gardens and fruit trees because they’re safe enough to be sprayed and yet still have the food crop consumed right after the treatments. Now when you compare risks with any spray, the “most risky” exposure one can have is by eating. So if a vegetable is safe enough to eat using these products, touching them is a non issue since you can’t get anywhere near the exposure by just touching a treated plant compared to eating a treated plant. Now in this case you’re talking about treating a plant that won’t even be fed upon so there is really no risk since the plant isn’t being ingested. Birds and other animals besides insects will be fine and unaffected.
These damn bugs are all over my house. I saw them last year and sprayed the yard with bug spray about 4 times. The spray I used was bio-spot which seemed to be a temporary solution. The bugs have multiplied to what seems like a 100 times. Will try your product this time.
Tech Support says
No doubt the Cypermethrin will work much better based on what we’re hearing from customers using it.
Lena Gales says
I just noticed these little beetles and was wondering what they were. So glad I found out. I’ve had a wisteria growing for three years now and this is the first year I’ve seen these things. Haven’t noticed any damage yet but happy I found out they’re not good.
I live in southern coastal NC.