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    How can I deter capsid bugs from damaging my garden

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

    Asked by caroline on 19th May 2022
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    Happy Home - Handy man

    "Hi,

    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.

    Best

    Mark"

    Answered on 20th May 2022 - Member since Jun 2018 - report

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