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Re: another woe

My guess would be that a systemic (orthene?) would be a better bet than diazanon.


LakesideRM@aol.com wrote:

> The blister beetles have struck again.  In 198, when the temperature was 104
> for days and there was no rain for weeks, blister beetles converged on our
> hostas.  In one day about 3 beetles can make a clump of hostas look like
> someone had put it through the paper shedder. In fact the shedder would leave
> larger pieces than the beetles.
> This week the beetles have appeared again.  When discovering a large ragged
> clump of Fragrant Bouquet my first thought was, Roy had hit it with the weed
> eater.  The next day the clump was almost gone so I decided it would be wise
> to investigate.  Those black rascals were working as if there is no tomorrow.
>  A dose of diazanon soon took care of that group but the sad story is new
> groups are striking a few new clumps each day.  Some containers that were
> schedule for a show next week are now in shreds.
> I am not sure but so far it seems that they choose the plants that are in the
> sunnier places.  Are there any suggestions for stopping these savages?
> Mary
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