7 June 2016 Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

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The Colorado Potato Beetle surfaced in my garden today. Three adults were found and numerous larvae and eggs. Control is by picking and destroying all, usually several times a day. A large infestation requires the application of chemicals. The beetle cannot be ignored, since they multiply rapidly and can destroy a potato crop in a few days. The bug is ubiquitous and few gardens are without them in Canada.
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I am sure you can obtain a spinosad based insecticide. It is NOT a chemical nor does it have any oil based chemicals added into it. It is made from a distilled soil bacteria discovered at a rum distillery in the Caribbean. It is proven to be harmless to all invertebrates and does not affect the soil in any way. It can be used up to the hour of harvest. It will be effective on any chewing or sucking insect including caterpillars.
 

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