Red lily beetle

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MRSTITTLEMOUSEMRSTITTLEMOUSE Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Ive found several of these today on my lilies but have no idea what to use to get rid of them.
Any advice.
Thanks.
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  • ukbill69ukbill69 Forumite
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    ultimate bug killer
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  • brogusbluebrogusblue Forumite
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    The best thing really is to pick them off and squash them or what i have is a jam jar of death .. I have a old jam jar with washing up liquid,a drop of bleach and some water..

    Provado ulimate bug spray works better on the laeve rather than the adults..

    I have been killing them for weeks now .. :(
  • DustykittenDustykitten Forumite
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    They make a lovely sound when squashed
    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
  • Thankyou all.
    To be honest I've never seen one on an actual plant before so this is a first for me.
    I thought they were ladybirds till I put my reading glasses on :rotfl:.
  • foxglovesfoxgloves Forumite
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    We don't have any lillies as such but get plenty of these on our fritillaries. We don't like spraying, so they get the Squidge of Death under my husband's Size 11s, I'm afraid.....& very effective it is, too!
    "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only the moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake".
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  • littleme96littleme96 Forumite
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    I posted about this a few weeks ago! My Mum's method is to pick them off and stamp on them, mine is to drown them in boiling hot water from the kettle after being inspired by brogusblue's suggestion!

    I have been spraying my lillies with a homemade solution of water, a tiny amount of washing up liquid and a little bit of cooking oil. It seems to be working, but is probably not a recommended technique! Doesn't seem to be harming my lillies though which is the main thing!
  • AriesAries Forumite
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    :(I have just found 2 today and squashed them!!
    they seem to be early this year! it must be the warm weather.
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    You are never too Old to learn new tricks.:rotfl:
  • BarneysmomBarneysmom Forumite
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    I've had some too and squished them. It's a shame really 'cos they're quite pretty little things.
  • Have squidged 30 + so far this year
    I am playing all of the right notes just not necessarily in the right order :D.
  • MithosMithos Forumite
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    Barneysmom wrote: »
    I've had some too and squished them. It's a shame really 'cos they're quite pretty little things.


    Agreed! So much so I couldn't kill mine, I just picked them off and threw them down the other end of the garden. Its been a few weeks now and they haven't come back :p
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