asian brown beetle eating my basil

Molly AdamsAugust 5, 2014

i have researched and tried everything i can find to deter this beast. funny thing is, last year i solved the prob with cedar oil sprayed into the area around the basil plants. thought i had it solved, but this year the same thing didn't work. ????

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Mollyjane, any chance of a picture? My search for asian brown beetle or asian beetles does not come up with anything useful.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 11:52AM
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Molly Adams
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:52PM
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Ah. The Asiatic Garden Beetle is easier to find and they are often as hard to control as the Japanese Beetles. Neem Oil products and pyrethrins are suggested means of control, although both need to be used with due care because they both can be harmful to predators.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 6:31AM
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