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Green grubs among Clivia roots

While planting a new plant in a garden where I have clivias and other plants - bluebells, snow drops, and hippeastrum bulbs - there were quite a few small green caterpillars among the roots of the clivias. I would appreciate it you would be kind enough to reply with advice on what I need to do to get rid of these please. I have never seen this type of grub before and feel they are probably going to cause problems for the plants. regards and many thanks Kerry davies Muswellbrook NSW

Flowers and Ornamentals • Pests

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The grub looks like larvae of weevils. Best to manually remove at this stage by digging around soil. For adult control, try 'Yates Baythroid Advanced- Insect Killer for Gardens'. For fast action knockdown of insect pests.
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https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-pest-control/yates-baythroid-advanced-insect-killer-for-gardens

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Yt-team

yates

Answered: 25 Aug, 2020

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