No sign of the pest during the day time. So I went outside with bug repellent and a flash light around 10pm.
Saw the strawberry leaves were covered with a small brown bug called the Asiatic Garden Beetle. They were eating the leaves and maybe sucking on the leaves/green berries/stems and fornicating. Uggh. I spent almost two hours hand picking them and have been doing that every night for the past week. I'm making a dent in the population. Probably only picked ~50 last night.
Saw them on my strawberry plants, peppers, basil, rosemary and raspberry plants.
Any advice for me?
I saw some suggestions about setting up a light bulb above a bucket of soapy water. Will try to rig something this weekend. There's an organic pesticide called Btg that will deal with grubs and adults. Costs around $80!!!
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