Posted at 28th February 2011 in News by JHPS Gardens

Viburnum Beetle Update

The viburnum beetle feeds on the foliage of some viburnum species; the larva causes extensive defoliation in spring. The beetle’s eggs are laid in young stems and hatch in April and early may. The creamy black larvae eat holes in the new foliage and by June the foliage can be severely damaged. 
Control methods
Viburnum beetle can be controlled with pesticides when the first of damage are seen in spring. A further spray may be needed in late summer if adult beetles have come into contact.
Keeping pest away can be hard, but JHPS hope this article will help you control the Viburnum Beetle from affecting all of your garden. If you would like more information then please contact us on: –
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