Vine Weevils

Evidence of the presence of adult beetles can be seen as notches eaten out of the edges of leaves, but it is the grubs that do the major damage. A plant that was looking very healthy will suddenly die. On inspection the plant pulls out of the ground very easily having had its roots eaten.

I find the best method of control in the tunnel is to sacrifice a few pots of their favourite plants e.g. strawberries, heucheras, echeverias and polyanthus. These act as a magnet and I check these pots periodically and deal with any inhabitants!!!! I also use nematodes if the infestation is major.