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Those aren't lady bugs! What to do when Asian beetles invade

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(KMOV) -- Chances are you are still dealing with those orange lady bug-looking critters. They're a pain and they’re called Asian beetles.

Asian beetles are swarming around peoples' homes and according to experts, they are looking for a way inside.

These bugs can startle some with a pinch-like bite and foul odor.

Right now, their primary goal is to find a warm place for winter. The bugs also like to feed on anything that has fabric, like carpet.

Pest control experts say it’s best not to kill the beetles with pesticides, because that will only attract another type of beetle that eats the dead carcasses. They can also stain so you shouldn’t smash them. It's best to just leave the bugs alone.

Residents in Illinois are seeing a lot of these Asian beetles because they like soy beans.

Experts say once the cold weather gets here and there are no more warm days the beetles should be gone.

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