What is the best product to treat beetles

Hello Please Identify this Beetle (photo provided) & advise on a product that will eradicate them as we have an infestation in our Back Yard Lawn. Thank you Isobelle


24 January 2012 08:40 AM

Hi Isobelle,

These beetles are called Soldiers Beetles. They are a soft bodied insect that tend to gather in large swarms in lawns and more commonly in flowering trees and shrubs. They gather there to attack insects that are attracted to the nectar. There is really no need to spray these creatures with an insecticide. You will find after a short period they will disappear and move onto another area.

Topics: Lawns Issues: Pests