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Do geese eat asian beetles?

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no but ducks do

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post #3 of 6

Asian Lady Beetles are toxic.
Geese are not bug eaters.

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Originally Posted by Cottage Rose 

Asian Lady Beetles are toxic.
Geese are not bug eaters.


That is what I was about to say that geese are not bug eaters but just grass eaters!

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Wait, I was mistaken...its the Japanese Beetles that are toxic although I had ducklings eating them this year and they were okay.
When you squash Asian Lady Beetles they have a nasty smell and oddly I've never seen wild birds eat them when they swarm in the fall.  They must taste really bad.
You might want to consider traps. 
ALB come in our house ever fall and we suck them up with hand held vacuum.


Edited by Cottage Rose - 10/11/10 at 8:52am

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Originally Posted by Cottage Rose 

Wait, I was mistaken...its the Japanese Beetles that are toxic although I had ducklings eating them this year and they were okay.
When you squash Asian Lady Beetles they have a nasty smell and oddly I've never seen wild birds eat them when they swarm in the fall.  They must taste really bad.
You might want to consider traps. 
ALB come in our house ever fall and we suck them up with hand held vacuum.


Oh my gosh they are just horrid this year!  I was really hoping I could find something that would eat them up like candy, but doesn't look like I will. hmm  I will have to look into a trap.  Thanks.

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