Elm Leaf Beetles

DESCRIPTION:

These beetles are about 1/4 inch long, and they are green or brown with a black stripe on both sides. They are most common in late summer and fall.

BIOLOGY:

The immature stages of these beetles feed on the leaves of trees, usually elm trees; they can be very numerous in some areas. The adult beetles over winter in protected place outdoors or in house attics and garages.

SOLUTION:

Vacuum the beetles from carpet or windows indoors. Treat in the attic when large numbers of beetles are over wintering there.

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