Help: Garden pest identification and control

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  1. runner42

    runner42 Apprentice Gardener

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    Dear all,

    Happy to have found this online community!

    I hope you can help me with finding a way to save my garden bushes. I have tried using a bug killer spray I found in a local store (photo attached), with no improvement, unfortunately.

    Do you know any other better ways to get rid of them?

    The photos below should be self-explanatory. However, please let me know if I can give more info

    Many thanks!

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    Palustris Total Gardener

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    Bad case of Viburnum beetle. The best time to spray is when the newly hatched larvae are feeding on the new foliage in mid-April to early May. Heavy infestations which are impractical to remove by hand can be treated with pesticides. Heavy pruning of the affected stems is often needed too.
     
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    • runner42

      runner42 Apprentice Gardener

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      Palustris, thank you for your reply.

      Do you have any recommendations for a reliable pesticide?

      Is there a point to treat the plant now, or should I action next spring, in other words, what should I do? :)
       
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      Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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      Welcome to GC.. Oh dear @runner42 sadly this is the wrong time of year to spray.. The bug:thumbsup: spray you have will be great in April.. The grubs have gone to ground to pupate now.. THIS explains it very well and what to do.. I hope it helps you..
       
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