I do not (YET!) have lily beetles but have squashed many for friends with my shoes or plunked them in a bucket. UGH.
A friend of mine lives next to a large lily farm and visited there recently with friends. I didn’t go this time, but she persuaded the owner to share his recipe for getting rid of the nasty things. I thought some of you might want to try it.
Lily Beetle Spray
6 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 large onion chopped
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dish soap
1 litre of water (4.2 cups)
Combine ingredients. Leave for 24 hours. Once fermented, strain and spray liquid on plants and surrounding soil. Place leftover solids around the base of plants to prevent slugs.
Hope this helps!
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