gold beetles - bad?

Asked May 23, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

Hi there - we have several bunches of golden metallic beetles popping up around our land. Will these bugs damage our vegetables or other decorative plants?

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

I can't see them well enough to get a Identification but by description, yes they are a pest.
In most cases predator insects will come in and deal with the problem. If you think too much damage is occurring spray with insecticidal soap.