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17/07/2014 at 21:15

Hi

Please can any one advise how I can get rid of these brown beetle bugs which are eating all the leaves of my front garden hedge

I think they are GALERUCELLA - Black-Margined loosestrife beetles

 

17/07/2014 at 21:30

What sort of hedge is it Vanessa?  Any chance of a photo of hedge and/or bugs?

17/07/2014 at 21:40

Hi Vanessa

Pyrethrum kills colorado beetle, so there is a possibilty this would do the trick

18/07/2014 at 06:48

Loosestrife beetles and larvae predate on loosestrife. Have you got a photo.?

Best to get positive identification before you start spraying. Pyrethrum will kill most insects including the good ones.

18/07/2014 at 08:43

There's always a chemical to spray but the more you kill the more you upset the balance of nature.  Sprays don't discriminate. If you spray insecticide all insects die, the bees, the ladybirds, the lot

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