Lily Beetles: Wish I could have one of those.

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Lily Beetles

By pixie62560
July 18, 2014

I have tried everything organically (or so I thought) to get rid of the dreaded Red Lily Beetle. I have used chemicals in the past that have worked fine but left me with a guilty conscience. What am I harming?

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jul 17, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Not only is she beautiful,but helps the garden.
I am going to have to try something on the beetles, they destroyed all my lilies, and I have seen a few on my Echinacea. I do not know if they eat the Echies, and Neem Oil does not seem to bother them.
What worked for you ? I really do not want to use chemicals but need to do something. At least this way I will not have to try different things
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jul 17, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Wish I was allowed to have chickens here. Even two chickens would be wonderful but afew more would be better yet.
Name: Celeste
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pixie62560
Jul 18, 2014 3:25 AM CST
NJBob I used to use Dual Action Rose & Flower Insect Killer and it kills the lily beetle. I know that this was banned from being used in New York, not sure about NJ.
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jul 18, 2014 6:34 AM CST
Took this picture of the larva. They are gross and stripped one plant completely within 24 hours. I powered the lily plants with a pesticide and hoped the other bugs stayed away from the lilies
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jul 18, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Thanks they have it here. I will try to only do it on the stems and avoid the flower area to try to keep the bees safe. Not that there are any flowers left.

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