Brown Bugs eating hedge


Please can any one advise how I can get rid of these brown beetle bugs which are eating all the leaves of my front garden hedge

I think they are GALERUCELLA - Black-Margined loosestrife beetles



  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,841

    What sort of hedge is it Vanessa?  Any chance of a photo of hedge and/or bugs?

    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"    Stephen Hawking
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Loosestrife beetles and larvae predate on loosestrife. Have you got a photo.?

    Best to get positive identification before you start spraying. Pyrethrum will kill most insects including the good ones.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    There's always a chemical to spray but the more you kill the more you upset the balance of nature.  Sprays don't discriminate. If you spray insecticide all insects die, the bees, the ladybirds, the lotimage

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