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Eric Vinje

Michelle –

It looks like the larvae stage of the Asiatic Garden Beetle lives below the surface of the soil feeding on roots as they mature, therefore beneficial nematodes would be an ideal solution. Eggs also need an ample amount of moisture to mature, so restricting irrigation could be an ideal solution as well.

As for praying mantis, eat various types of beetles, so I don’t see how this one would be an exception. We have sold out of mantis this year, but will have more in stock after the new year.


Hope this helps!