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Lilly Pilly beetle and larvae attacking plants

Hi there, have recently found several lilly pilly bettles and its larvae munching away at my relatively young lilly pillys. After some googling they appear to be a relatively new pest so can't find too much info on how best to control them. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Submitted: 04:01PM, 02 May 2019
Answer: Hi Karen,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

As we don’t have any products in our range that are registered for this purpose, the best advice we can provide for control is to use a hand removal method. This is best done in the late afternoon when the beetles are not as fast moving. Get a bucket of soapy water handy place underneath the trees branches. Shake the branch to remove any of the beetles and drop them into the bucket of water.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

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Answered: 12:02PM, 07 May 2019

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