The little brown beetle we’ve been getting calls about is now in the news. Apparently it’s been found invading several homes and technically is known as the Globular Stink Bug so it’s not really a beetle at all. Native to Asia, this pest undoubtedly found it’s way to the States along all the Kudzu we brought many years ago. Also known as the bean beetle and the Kudzu Bug, globular stink bugs like to feed on Kudzu during the spring and summer. In the fall, they’ll start seeking a safe place to stay for the upcoming winter. During this time they can become an invasive insect. Our recommendation is to treat the outside of the home with CYPERMETHRIN and PT CYKICK for cracks and crevices on the inside. Organic treatment options include the BUG PATROL for the home and the HOUSE PLANT INSECT KILLER for inside. More details can be found in our LITTLE BROWN BEETLE post.
You can also find some information posted on the WSBTV based in Atlanta via this link:
Close up video of this bug can be seen below.