Beetles

TinaSwarr

Songster
8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
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Before anyone mentions it , yes i know there is a garden forum but I prefer this one and most of you also have gardens. so here is the problem....My bean plants (lima, and green bean) are being eating by what i think is the mexican beetle at least that is what it resembles.....now hubby wants to run out and put chemicals on everything, I prefer to use as little chemical as possible,,,,so does anyone know how to save these plants without the use of chemical???
 

b.hromada

Flock Mistress
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Jan 9, 2009
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I've heard that putting a mixture of water and soap, such as dish soap in a spray bottle and using it to mist over the plants, helps to keep away pests and such.
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Good luck.
 

flgardengirl

Crowing
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Dec 2, 2009
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Sunny side up :)
You can take a spoon and a big cup of soapy water and knock them off into the water to drown. Neem works nicely and is natural but it needs to be under 85 degrees F or so, because since it has oil in it, it can fry the leaves when the sun is on them and you use Neem oil.
 

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