Red Lily Beetles have arrived in my garden! HELP
Pest county, near Budapest, Hungary
I have a lot of nice lilies. They like the climate here in Hungary. We have an invasion of lily beetles for the first time. I started sqashing every one I saw, but soon the leaves became eaten and we found the black slimy bugs on many leaves. I've read abour products containing Imidaclopril being effective. We cannot find any here. We have been sold a preparation containing Cypermetrin by our local farm shop. Interestingly our neighbours and also the folk in the local garden store have not even heard of red beetles on lilies. I hope I have not imported them to Hungary but I do not see how I could possibly have done so. I have never bought lilies as plants, only as pre packed bulbs. The neighbour gave me some plants about 3 years ago but she does not have the problem so I don't know where it came from.
- 16 May, 2008