Patricia from Boise writes,
elm seed beetles
We are besieged with elm seed beetles in Boise. Nothing seems to phase or kill them. Sprays of lemon detergent with a little oil of peppermint chases them for a few minutes then they reappear again. A few show up on fly strips but don't like to use them too much because they also trap bees & lacewings. They are very fond of the maples in my back yard and are showing up on roof since there's a large branch over a portion of it. HELP!!!
We apologize, but we are unfamiliar with the elm seed beetle. We would suggest that you contact your local cooperative extension office to get the beetle properly identified.
Answer last updated on: 07/01/2014