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 Post subject: berries and beetles
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:02 pm 
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It won't be long now until my raspberry bushes bear fruit.

They have been very productive over the years and I have gotten many jars of jam off of them, but last year was the worse I've seen for Japanese beetles. Those beetles hung around right into the fall.

I want to know if there is something I can spray on the bushes, even while they are producing fruit that will kill the little buggers, but still keep the berries safe for consumption. Does anyone know of a remedy?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:04 pm 
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have you tried
tabasco sauce mixed with water?
It won't kill them but may make them move on.

It works for some bugs.

Try not to get it on the berries, if you do , wash the berries.

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