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If you love to garden, you have probably had your fair share of run-ins with Japanese beetles. These tiny metallic-blue creatures may be pretty to look at, but they can be bad news for your plants.
Unlike some other garden pests, Japanese beetles tend to attack plants in groups. That means they can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. If you see even one Japanese beetle in your garden, chances are there are lots of his hungry friends nearby.
You can keep Japanese beetles at bay without resorting to toxic pesticides or harsh chemicals. The best time to control these pests is when they are still in their larval stage. Dilute two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in a gallon of water and use that solution to spray your lawn.
The dishwashing liquid solution will slow the grubs down when they emerge from the lawn and give the birds easy pickings. Continue to spray the entire lawn surface once a week until there are no more grubs emerging from the grass.
If you missed the grub stage and the Japanese beetles have already invaded, the best way to get rid of them is to manually pick them off your plants. This process is difficult and time-consuming, but it may be your best choice.
You can try placing a few Japanese beetle traps in strategic spots around your garden, but some of these pests will probably prefer your plants to the prepared bait. The Japanese beetle traps can capture some of the pests and make the arduous job of hand-picking a little easier.
You can make your own low-tech Japanese beetle trap by placing a drop cloth over your entire garden or lawn early each morning. This is when the pests are most active, and they will come up out of the earth and get trapped in the drop cloth. Once the beetles are captured, you can simply dump them into a bucket of soapy water to kill them.
If you prefer a more high-tech approach to keeping Japanese beetles out of your garden, you can purchase parasites that love to feed on them. Birds love Japanese beetles, but you may not have enough of them around your garden to keep the pests at bay. Parasitic nematodes are specially grown for garden use, and when they hatch they will quickly eat their fill of Japanese beetles and stop them from eating up your plants.
Japanese beetles are the bane of gardeners everywhere, but you do not have to lay down potentially dangerous pesticides and chemicals to keep them at bay. From parasitic nematodes and hungry birds to drop cloths and soapy water, there are plenty of ways to keep these pests from eating you out of house and home.
Contact a pest control service for more information and assistance.Share
24 September 2017