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Q.Killing Sri Lanka Weavel/beetles

Zone Sarasota | Anonymous added on March 30, 2024 | Answered

we have 17-20 CM trees on our property and we are inundated with the Sri Lanka weavel/beetles. For example, I killed more than 50 of them yesterday by hand. They are destroying our trees. Recommendations welcomed. Company suggestions wanted.

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Answered on April 1, 2024

Florida extension says they are difficult to kill with pesticides because of their ability to fly away. It suggests contacting your local extension office for the latest pesticide to use. It also suggests shaking a tree branch over an open umbrella, then dropping them in soapy water. Here is how to contact them:



Good luck!

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