How to tackle blue mint beetle

In this video clip, Monty Don talks to RHS expert Andrew Halstead about how to tackle a recent arrival to the UK – the blue mint beetle.

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In this video guide, Monty Don shows you his thriving mint collection, which includes spearmint, apple mint, Moroccan mint and eau de cologne mint, and gives growing tips. However, a new pest of mint plants has recently arrived in the UK – the blue mint beetle. Watch as RHS expert Andrew Halstead shows you the symptoms to look out for, as well as introducing you to the adult beetle and its larvae, so you can easily identify them. He also outlines how you can control this pest if you spot it.

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