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  • I’m at a loss…this has to be the first ever issue like this

    Ive got a bug infestation. I picked up my 2022 Corvette from one of the top corvette dealers in the country, one of our forum vendors, and drove it home last week. When leaving the dealership I noticed this ORANGE lady bug crawling around the windshield. Had never seen one of these before. I opened the window and let it out. As the drive went on, more and more started coming out of the bottom of the windshield area. By the time I made it home to Florida about 30 of these I had either killed or removed.

    it’s been a week I’ve been home now, we’ve taken the plastic pieces from the front of the trunk and cleaned everything out and they STILL keep showing up. They’ve steadily come out every day and I’m at a loss what to do.

    i called the dealer he told me he’s never heard of this and to just wait a few days, but from what I’ve read these things are called Asian lady beetles and can reproduce in the hundreds.

    What should I do?


  • #2
    At least it isn’t flies 🪰…

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    • #3
      Lady bugs will swarm like bees. I wonder if your car has a swarm in it.
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      • #4
        Calling a pest control specialist should be your next step.

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        • #5
          Sounds like a bug to me.
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          • #6
            Goode luck getting them taken car of. Your car is unique, and by that I mean I have never heard of anything like this before. I would get a pest control specialist and before he sets out and kills them all in place, find out if he attract them first them away from your car for it he kills them in place and for example they are inside near impossible tube to get to and they smell when dead, that would be terrible.

            Please keep ups informed.

            Best of luck!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gators2020 View Post
              Ive got a bug infestation. I picked up my 2022 Corvette from one of the top corvette dealers in the country, one of our forum vendors, and drove it home last week. When leaving the dealership I noticed this ORANGE lady bug crawling around the windshield. Had never seen one of these before. I opened the window and let it out. As the drive went on, more and more started coming out of the bottom of the windshield area. By the time I made it home to Florida about 30 of these I had either killed or removed.

              it’s been a week I’ve been home now, we’ve taken the plastic pieces from the front of the trunk and cleaned everything out and they STILL keep showing up. They’ve steadily come out every day and I’m at a loss what to do.

              i called the dealer he told me he’s never heard of this and to just wait a few days, but from what I’ve read these things are called Asian lady beetles and can reproduce in the hundreds.

              What should I do?
              If more appear, I'd drive to the nearest certified Corvette C8 dealer and request them to solve the issue and contact GM if they don't want to help! Tomg

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              • #8
                We used to get ladybug swarms now and then in rural Massachusetts. In time, they would leave and do no real harm. There should be a "No kill" solution. I would prefer some live ladybugs to a dead mouse in the air conditioning vents.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bogeyboy View Post
                  Sounds like a bug to me.
                  Not bugs, they’re features.

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                  • #10
                    Asian lady beetles can be very annoying and numerous. They aren't as nice as regular lady bugs that show up early in the summer. A dealer might be able to clear them out of the ventilation system (and check the air filter as well), otherwise you can wait until their swarming time is over, since the car isn't made of bug food, and don't leave any fruits in the car during this period. I'm guessing that it was a combination of bad timing / luck along with the color of your car that resulted in this infestation.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone. I’m going to take it to a big C8 dealer in our state and hope they can help. I’d prefer not to use a pest professional if we don’t have to.

                      I just can’t believe how many of them are there. It’s been well over 100 now and I’m not sure where their nest is but they are definitely entering through the ventilation system.

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                      • #12
                        Pull your cabin air filter and see if they are nesting in there.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jagtoes View Post
                          Pull your cabin air filter and see if they are nesting in there.
                          Yah I did that and they were not

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                          • #14
                            Do they appear more when the AC is on?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cobia384 View Post
                              Do they appear more when the AC is on?
                              No they typically appear more when it’s daylight. I thought we got rid of them all and then left for a day and when we got back, there was several of them on the inside of the windshield

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