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The "multicolored Asian lady beetle"(ladybug) , has become common throughout the United States. It is well known for the annoying habit of accumulating on the sides of buildings and wandering indoors during the fall. Asian lady beetles are a beneficial biological control in trees during the summer, and in fields and gardens during the fall, but can be a severe household nuisance during late fall and winter. Wooded residential and industrial areas are especially prone to problems.

Several species of ladybugs come into houses to over-winter. They do tend to be attracted most strongly to South-facing, light-colored surfaces, and come inside mainly in mid- to late-Autumn. They become active again and try to get back outside the next Spring (but often during warm spells in Winter, too).