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