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Posted June 30, 2017 - 10:10 AM

I was trying to find a video of a lady sucking up beetles with her hand held vacuum , it looked so easy. She would just walk around sucking them up.  

 

 

 

 

 

I tried that with Lady Bugs in the house, but they smell bad and the smell was spread everywhere.


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Posted June 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

I've had fairly good results using Dipel Pro DF. It's a modified bacteria commonly called BT (Bacillus thuringeinsis) which is sprayed on the plants and when eaten by insects, causes them to stop eating within hours and die in a few days. It's safe for non-insects to ingest and is non-toxic.


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Posted June 30, 2017 - 11:39 AM

I tried that with Lady Bugs in the house, but they smell bad and the smell was spread everywhere.

Those are not Lady Bugs, they are Asian Beetles.  Lady Bugs do not have an odor and are good for your house plants as well as outdoor plants.


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Posted June 30, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Those are not Lady Bugs, they are Asian Beetles.

 

I would agree 100% with this. Night and day difference between the two bugs. They brought those Asian beetles in here to help control the soybean aphids. Stinky little buggers were everywhere and they bite. 

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Posted June 30, 2017 - 07:14 PM

Wait a minute , those aren't lady bugs ? What's the difference ?
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Posted June 30, 2017 - 07:22 PM

The orange ones are imported.
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Posted June 30, 2017 - 08:06 PM

We get an Asian Beetle attack early spring each of the two years we've lived here. There everywhere. I used one of my smaller shop vacs & I thought I ruined it. Like LD mentioned it stunk for a long time long after I cleaned it.
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Posted June 30, 2017 - 09:25 PM

Quick update on the potatoe bugs. Went out today and only found 2 adult bugs and a few baby's. So I'm winning the battle, for now. Have to keep checking almost on a daily bases. But much better than what I found on this past Sunday. Hopefully by the end of next week, I can leave the bug checking two or three days apart.

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Posted June 30, 2017 - 11:09 PM

So far I haven't seen any in our potatoes. Hope it stays that way, 


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Posted July 01, 2017 - 05:25 AM

Was the picture posted of all Asian or Lady Bugs or both ? I see some are dark with a red or orange circle on it
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Posted July 01, 2017 - 06:33 AM

I would agree 100% with this. Night and day difference between the two bugs. They brought those Asian beetles in here to help control the soybean aphids. Stinky little buggers were everywhere and they bite. 

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I been mistaking these for lady bugs ....I am on a site now learning about them. 

 

 

I still can't find a reason anyone would be sucking them up into a vacuum though. 


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Posted July 01, 2017 - 11:22 AM

This is a picture of the different colors of the Asian Beetles. It was taken off the net. You ever get bit by one or get a good smell of the stink they put out you'll remember them. We don't have many Lady Bugs around here but I think the Asian Beetles are slightly larger. 

 

Back to the Potato beetles, is there an over the counter product available to control them? Don't know if I have the patience to go after them with the torch. 


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Posted July 01, 2017 - 04:11 PM

Ive tried Over the counter stuff and didn't work. Cant remember name of it. It was a dust product that ya dusted the plant. I spent 80 buck on dust in one season. Then you need special tool to dust under the leaves. More money, then no guarantee the bus are dead. Plus you have to reapply if it rains. Torch, equals, guaranteed dead, For me i used one tank of fuel. about ten bucks, per season, now may not get every bug. but I have them  well under control.  18 bugs today.

 

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Posted July 01, 2017 - 09:46 PM

Ive tried Over the counter stuff and didn't work. Cant remember name of it. It was a dust product that ya dusted the plant. I spent 80 buck on dust in one season. Then you need special tool to dust under the leaves. More money, then no guarantee the bus are dead. Plus you have to reapply if it rains. Torch, equals, guaranteed dead, For me i used one tank of fuel. about ten bucks, per season, now may not get every bug. but I have them well under control. 18 bugs today.

Noel


Might you mean sevin powder?

I like your "purge with fire" idea!
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Posted July 01, 2017 - 11:38 PM

I been mistaking these for lady bugs ....I am on a site now learning about them.


I still can't find a reason anyone would be sucking them up into a vacuum though.

The vacum keeps you from handling them. They stink so bad when mashed. I just dumped them in a bucket of soapy water, put the lid on for awhile then dump later.

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