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20130330132453This time of year it seems that there all kinds of insects that want to move into your home. For years, Asian lady beetles have annoyed homeowners with their fall invasions. Now the lady beetles are being joined by another non-native pest, the kudzu bug.

Ellen Huckabay, a regional home grounds agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says fall is an excellent time to begin treatment for pests seeking shelter inside before winter.

“The key to keeping your home invader-free is to begin preventative treatment in mid-September and early October,” Huckabay says.

If you would like to learn more about keeping the insect invaders at bay, make plans to watch the upcoming webinar, Home Invaders, Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

The half-hour webinar will focus on the importance of protecting households from home invaders as the weather cools in the fall.

More information can be found at Home Invaders including how to connect to the webinar. On Oct. 2, participants can use this link to connect to the webinar.

This webinar is part of a continuing series called Don’t Bug Me. Links to view archived webinars can be found here.

The webinars are sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and They are coordinated by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice.


Nancy Lawson

11/11/2013 1:14 PM
I have been having problems with bugs that look similar to fleas but they don't die very easily when exterminators come and spray.
These bugs are often wrapped in or covered in dust or fuzz, lint.
I have them on my bed and bed linens, clothes, upholstered furniture, etc.
I wondered if there is someone I could send some of these bugs to.  I would like to have them anylized.  They are all over my house and in my clothes and I am very concerned.  I've seen brown, white, black, and red ones. I spray for fleas ticks, bed bugs, dust mites, roaches.  Maybe I should spray for spiders since I have seen some sort of bug on a blanket that looked sort of like a white spider and it was moving fuzz around.  I also saw one on my back porch door but stupid me forgot to try to catch it.

Can you help me at all?
Nancy Lawson