Lily bugs

(Question)

I have lily bugs on my asiatic lily. I’m wondering how to get rid of them. Do I need to destroy my lilies? I live in New Brunswick.

(Answer)

 

Although lily leaf beetles (Scarlet lily beetle) have been found in Ontario for decades, they are an increasing problem for gardeners. Here is a link to a previous response to a question to Toronto Master Gardeners which outline how to get rid of the beetles: https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/red-lily-beetle-control/

It is possible to eradicate them but you must be diligent and persistent.  Good luck!