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harlequin beetles

does anyone have a mehod of getting rid of these disgusting creatures.

I have sprayed with a mix of detergent,vinegar and water

I have caught them individually on a tree mallow bush and drop them into a bucket of water with detergent

I have sprayed with comfidor BUT not on veggies and I don't like the fact that it kills bees

Help

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Hosing them off with full force jet is temporary measure. Maybe a bird will eat them while they are on the ground.

Does anyone know whether white oil kills these beasts?

I googled it have a look here

 

http://www.yates.com.au/garden-expert/answers/pests/7515-how-to-control-this-insect-harlequin-bugs

Hi Lindy Lou - birds spit them out  and a full force water jet would destroy my plants and veggies

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