A host plant odour (karimone) water trap is available from Agralan, Ken Muir, Harrod Horticultural and some other suppliers. This will trap both male and female beetles which may help reduce infestation levels.
- Ideally best control will be achieved by spraying raspberries when the first pink fruits are seen, with a second application two weeks later, however plants should not be sprayed when in flower due to the danger to pollinating insects
- Organic contact insecticides containing natural pyrethrins (e.g. Bug Clear Gun for Fruit & Veg, Ecofective Bug Killer). Several application of these short persistence products may be necessary to give good control. A minimum one day interval is required between spraying and picking the fruit
- More persistent contact insecticides include the synthetic pyrethroids lambda-cyhalothrin (e.g. Westland Resolva Pest Killer), deltamethrin (e.g. Provanto Ultimate Fruit & Vegetable Bug Killer) and cypermethrin (e.g. Py Bug Killer). These may give a better level of control. with deltamethrin has a seven-day harvest interval on most cane fruits, lambda-cyhalothrin has a 28 day harvest interval on raspberry. For both these pesticides check and follow the label instructions for these food plants
- Inclusion of a pesticide product does not indicate a recommendation or endorsement by the RHS. It is a list of products currently available to the home gardener
Pesticides for gardeners (Adobe Acrobat pdf document outlining pesticides available to gardeners)