Blister beetles are are beetles of the family Meloidae, and false blister beetles are lax beetles (pictured). Both produce the chemical defense chemical cantharidin, which blisters the skin.
Identify the problem
The family Meloidae includes many different species. Many are colourflul, announcing their defensive chemical toxicity. Lax beetles are long, narow brown beetles with dark spots.
Control of Blister Beetles in Trees, Shrubs and Ornamentals
- NO Bugs Super can also be sprayed inside and outside where beetles are seen. Pay particular attention to the base of walls, vents, doorways and windows. NO Bugs Indoor can be used in indoor areas where beetles are a problem.
- Treat affected plants in the garden with PLANThealth Spectrum.