This blog is about a garden located in Melbourne, Australia, where summer heat and long periods without rain can make gardening a challenge. It is the gateway to a series of blogs showing you how to deal with these conditions__________________________________John Ashworth 22/04/2017.
When you see 2 Harlequin Beatles cosying up like this it means trouble. I try to catch them in early spring before they can take a hold.
I have a number of weapons in my pest control armoury including exclusion (netting and copper tape), biological ( Bacillus Thuringiensis) and asphyxiation (organic horticultural oil), but if you can restore the natural balance of nature in your garden, it will do the job for you.
links below take you to my database describing most of the pests visiting my garden. Each page includes a common name and a description. It explains how the pest expresses itself and lists appropriate control measures available to the organic gardener.