Posted: 30/04/2014 at 14:19
A previous poster on here had suggested making this mixture up in a spray rather than resorting to chemical pesticides as the only one that seems to work on the Lily beetle is the same one that is really bad for bees!!
"I made a mixture of olive oil ( 150 ml ) washing up liquid ( 300 ml ) plus about 500ml of water. Shake the mixture and spray the beetles. I tried this yesterday and it certainly zapped the beetles."
When I pick them off the plants I just drop them into some soapy water and they seem to drown really quickly!
Hope this helps. ????