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What kind of pest is this and how to get rid of them?

gopivs
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What kind of pest is this and how to get rid of them?

Noticing these pests in the outdoor area, especially between the pavers, digging the soil out.

 

How can I get rid of them thanks

 

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Jason
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Re: What kind of pest is this and how to get rid of them?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @gopivs. It's great to have you join us. I trust you'll get plenty of help and inspiration for all your projects around the house and garden from our wonderful members.

 

Let me tag one of our resident Bunnings D.I.Y. experts in @MitchellMc as well as the ever-helpful @Noelle to see if they might be able to identify your critter and assist with keeping them at bay.

 

Jason

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: What kind of pest is this and how to get rid of them?

Hi @gopivs,

 

That looks to be a variety of Conoderus tabidus. Do they click if you touch or pick them up? 

 

I'd suggest applying an outdoor insect spray around the perimeter of the outdoor area. The spray will create a boundary inhibiting the insects from crossing it.

 

An alternative to the spray might be specialised paving sand that solidifies in the cracks to prevent the insect from digging it out.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: What kind of pest is this and how to get rid of them?

Hi Mitchell,

 

No, they don't click when I touch or pick them up.
I have also found them between the pavers next to pool and few of them in the pool too.
Will give a shot to above mentioned paving sand.
Thanks for your prompt response.

 

Gopi

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