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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Elena Zimmerman » Apr 30, 2012 3:57 pm

Thank you, Lyn! I am going to make a dash to the drug store today for the talcum powder, because them lilies are peeking! And I have already spotted and killed 3 Lilly beetles.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby kelly_m » Apr 30, 2012 9:05 pm

I have killed probably a dozen or so this year so far.

Now I applied the talc (regular baby powder is mostly talc) about 2 weeks ago and have not seen one since...

Mind you weather has been carpy most of the time...but the days that it has been ideal for them to come out I have not seen one.

Fingers crossed....will be applying again I am sure!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Elena Zimmerman » May 02, 2012 9:37 am

Hurray, I am armed with a huge container of baby powder! All ready to mark my war trail against the beetles with the fine perfumed smell of baby bottoms....
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby agedgardener2 » May 06, 2012 7:14 pm

It works ! I sprinkled baby powder over all the lilies and surrounding areas last week and not a red lily beetle to be seen.I tried it on a slug i found and it did him in so I sprinkled my Hostas too.Now I can get some new lilies!! JOY
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » May 06, 2012 7:18 pm

It works form slugs too? Awesome!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby agedgardener2 » May 06, 2012 11:47 pm

I only saw one die...the first I've seen this year.I consider it an experiment as of now.I'd rather sprinkle baby powder than spray with Malathion.We are right on top of the aquifers that supple the city water.We can't have oil furnaces now.I hate to use chemicals now. : JOY
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2012 9:01 am

My gf has been diligently going out everyday to check hers....she was absolutely INFESTED last year. She picks them off then sprinkles (douses!) with baby powder. every day there are less and less! Saturday we picked off maybe a dozen or more, but Sunday we found only about 6.

Hopefully it will help her problem!!LOL

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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » May 07, 2012 10:11 am

Talked to my Mom last night and she says they haven't seen any yet this year and they have been using the talcum powder so it sounds good. Talk about an eco friendly way to control a noxious pest. Wonder if it'll work on sow bugs.....
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby agedgardener2 » May 07, 2012 4:19 pm

Found 2 Beetles on a lily I missed.I rushed in for my baby powder.....goodbye beetles.I found something was eating my cimfugia so I gave it a dose too ! It is usually disfigured by slugs.JOY
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Smitty » May 08, 2012 9:56 am

I gave all my lilies a good dosing of King potato dust last fall and have yet to find a beetle anywhere...but the nieghbour has some on her lilies...assures me she has taken care of them...will try this talc tho..if the little buggers show up here
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