How can I deter capsid bugs from damaging my garden

How can I deter capsid bugs from eating and damaging my garden plants?

Asked by caroline on 19th May 2022
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"If only minimal damage is observed, it is not necessary to do more than keep dropped leaves and plant matter cleaned up to prevent capsid hiding places. Capsid bug treatment for heavily damaged plants should be done with a pyrethrin based pesticide, which is natural and safe to use in the home landscape."
Answered on 30th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report

Whilst I'm not an expert on this particular issue, I have had success in eliminating capsid on fruit trees.

In general, deterrents for capsid bug are largely dependent on the severity of the infestation and you views on pesticides.

It also depends on what type of plants you are having issues with.
Bases on limited information tho, my advice should help with flowers, shrubs and fruit plants.

There is also plenty of information on the internet.

My starting view it that it is best to avoid chemical based pesticides altogether and if the problem is mild, they should move on naturally but the problem persists, there are some non chemical pesticides on the market that work well.

If the infestation is mild, I would recommend a pyrethrin based pesticide in spray form frequently applied to the effected areas after flowering.
In more extreme or prolonged cases I would advise a synthetic solution containing either thiacloprid deltamethrin or lambda-cyhalothrin. Again, wait for after the flowers have dropped.

I hope this helps.


Answered on 20th May 2022 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
"always look for the relevant pesticides at any garden center even ask for advice there"
Answered on 25th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
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