Very hungry crickets?

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Very hungry crickets?

Post by Pam » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:30 pm

This summer, I have been plagued by what look like crickets or grasshoppers and also some little flat, round green beetle-like things and they've eaten pretty much everything in my garden - strawberry leaves, rose leaves, apple tree leaves - everything, and sometines it looks like overnight! I tried spraying sevrin but there wasn't much difference. I know I ought to like these little pests, but I like my veggies, flowers and fruits more! What can I do to prevent the carnage next year?
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Re: Very hungry crickets?

Post by lorijones » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:49 am

I noticed that you posted this question last fall, too! Sorry you had this problem again this year. You can try Bonide Eight instead of Sevin or Bonide Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew for an organic approach. The green beetles might be Japanese Beetles and these can be very devastating to plants. You should be able to control them with the same products; Eight or Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew. I am attaching a photo of the Japanese Beetle for your reference.
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