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Vine Weevil

Vine weevil are like the slugs and snails, the more one kills the more appear any suggestions as to how to eradicate them ? Nematodes don't work very well up here in North East Scotland, at least not in our garden,and the little pests are so good at hiding!


  • <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px;">I have also got problems with vine weevil in Devon. I have come from a courtyard garden where I had lots of pots to a new garden with lovely beds and was going to transfer my perennials from the pots to the beds but am having to throw the whole lot out because they're riddled with vine weevil. I've drenched them in the past but can't bear to risk it so am just starting again. But because I want to keep pots I've just been recommended Armillatox which is sold as a patio cleaner but also is very good for vine weevil and other pests. It's organic and based on coal tar and is cheaper than nematodes. My new plan is to just put a little in my watering can every time I water the pots to keep them at bay - and to chuck anything with them in already.
  • hi vine weevils are nocturnal so when it warms up get out with your torch and pick the adults off your plants this works and of course they will not be able to lay eggs.also as you are weeding and turnning the soil l keep a a look out for the larve.i found some the other day .good garden hygiene will also help.i've used pravado ultimate bug kill in the past drench the plants being attack in the evening pick the weevils up in the morning you'll need to sqash them as mine were still climbing up the jar the following after noon.vasaline round pots may also act as a barrier.

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