Firewood Insects

ENTFACT-626: Firewood Insects  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Many people use a fireplace to supplement their heat supply or just for enjoyment. Insects and other arthropods that are brought into the home on or in firewood may cause alarm but most are of no consequence. Firewood insects usually belong to one of two groups:

Soldier Beetles

ENTFACT-625: Soldier Beetles  |  Download PDF

Carpet Beetles

ENTFACT-601: Carpet Beetles   |  Download PDF

Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures

ENTFACT-416: Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures  |  Download PDF

by Michael F. Potter, Ric Bessin, and Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologists
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Large numbers of lady beetles (ladybugs) infesting homes and buildings in the United States were first reported in the early 1990s. Ladybugs normally are considered beneficial since they live outdoors and feed on plant pests.