The Q&A Archives: Controlling Japanese Beetle

Question: Which is the better choice to control Japanese beetle grubs in the '97 gardening season - milky spore or beneficial nematodes? Lee Fraser Malden, MA

Answer: I'd bet on beneficial nematodes to kill Japanese beetle grubs. They will perform better in Massachusetts, since I've heard conflicting reports about the effectivenss of milky spore disease powder in the North. .

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