I have been gardening with roses for 25 years and very successfully. However, I have yet to find a good solution for the problem of japanese beetles. Any words of advice?

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Comment by Katie Lynch on April 26, 2010 at 8:09pm
Where we live in Massachusetts, we use Grubex when the beetles are bad then the following year they are not around - blissful! We have tons of worms so I don't know how it could affect them. If you are interested go talk to the guy at the garden store...if you don't act soon it won't be an option as there is only a small window when you can get them in the ground...good luck!
Comment by celeste marie siegmund on April 26, 2010 at 9:53am
I had those all over my plants, all over the baby's toy's, gross!! I sprayed the plants affected, and bought those beedle bags, and that was it, they were gone!! I didn't even have them the next year, which I don't understand:)
Comment by rita messlein on April 26, 2010 at 7:40am
so ifyou put down the grub x and also spray for weed control wont that ruin our lawn? also do them bugs fly from a neighbors house to house??
Comment by Matt Tanking on April 25, 2010 at 10:20pm
Adding those traps will just bring in more beetles. This is due to pheremones used in the lure. If you pic the bettles off by hand, make sure to put them in soapy water to kill them, then flush them down the toilet. This will prevent the pheremones from dead beetles attracting more to your garden. Also DO NOT smash them, and leave them to sit in the garden. This will surely bring in more. Yes. Grubex works, but may hurt your worm population.
Comment by Katie Lynch on April 25, 2010 at 7:36pm
Put down Grub killer like Grubex. Now is the time and then you re-apply in 3 weeks. Grubs in the ground, grow into Japanese Beetles. So kill them in the ground and you won't have a problem.
Comment by Fred on April 25, 2010 at 4:24pm
My mom had the same problem in Pennsylvania. She purchased those Japanese Beetle bags one year, and even though she had to change the bags a few times a week (because they were so full), the beetles were no longer all over her plants.

 

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