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Pest problem in Tinajo


Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34pm
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Location: Tinajo

This year I have been overrun with a beetle (which flies) it is dark brown with orangy/red stripes. I want to kill them but frightened weed killer may damage my plants. Any suggestions please 


Mon May 6, 2019 9:01pm

Posts: 14

Location: Puerto del Carmen

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Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 9:01pm

Hi Brenda

I heard that Baking Soda and Sugar was good for killing Cockroaches. So I used it to get rid of ants. I don't see why it wouldn't work on Beetles.

If you do decide to try it, make sure you don't put the bait anywhere that birds or pets might be able to access it.

I cut a hole in the side of and empty butter container. Put the bait in and the lid back on. I put it in between plants in the garden with a stone on top to stop the wind blowing it away.  You could also use an empty jar or bottle turned on its side.

It might be worth a try, doesn't cost a lot of money and it wont damage your plants  


p.s here's a link to the page I found the remedy on.



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Tue May 14, 2019 11:00am

Posts: 2

Location: Tinajo

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:00am

I have managed to take a photo of the offending bug

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