lily beetle - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cms196440
April 30, 2010
I have lily beetles and was wondering what the best way to make them go away and keep them away is?


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Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010

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Those bright red lily beetles can really damage lily leaves. Our material of choice is neem, an insecticide based upon extracts from the neem tree. Neem can be purchased at garden centers under the trade names Turplcx, Azatin EC, Margosan-0, Align and BioNeem. Neem kills larvae and repels adults. Neem is most effective on first instar larvae; it must be applied every five to seven days after egg hatch. The insecticide imidacloprid also provides effective control. It is available in several formulations from Bayer including foliar sprays, soil drenches, and fertilizer stakes. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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