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i have a selection of garden lillys, and last year a red bettle or 2 ! eat them all right down to the bulbs, and i was told to remove the lillys from the tub i had them in and throw away the soli and re plant them to get rid off the bettles. so i did i have now planted them in the garden, but to my horror i have just seen 2 of these bettles on the little lilly leafs, munching away on them.... what can i do to get rid of these red bettles????



Squish them! Look out for their offspring too - revolting little things that disguise themselves by piling their poo on their backs. Squish them too!

18 Apr, 2010


Vigilance, diligence, a plastic bag over the fingers, or a pair of latex gloves, creep up stealthily and quietly, just look, move slowly, pick the beetles off and crack their backs between your fingers. Lovely, lol! And don't bother to ditch the soil again - they don't live in the soil, they fly in and lay their eggs every year.

18 Apr, 2010


i dont think most people realise that most beetles fly . even earwigs can fly.

19 Apr, 2010

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