Lilies forum: Japanese beetles

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jul 7, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Anyone else having trouble with these beetles? I am finding them everywhere! Just sprayed neem oil on everything
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Jul 8, 2016 9:20 PM CST
I would kill for Japanese beetles! Just be happy you don't have the red guys! They thought it was the 60's at my house this year!
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Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5a)
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ljb5966
Jul 12, 2016 8:55 AM CST
I discovered that the Japanese Beetle are attracted to Geraniums this year and die right on the plant - see my pictures below. I also go around and knock them into a soapy bucket and they die immediately.

My neighbor said she put down milky spores but it is very expensive and it does not last and if your neighbors do nothing to their yards like mine, and you have the plants they like: roses & hibiscus they will just come over to your yard anyhow. My hibiscus are slow to open this year so I have been finding Japanese beetles on my daylilies, coneflowers, and clematis. Don't put out the trap bags - they will just attract every beetle around and hardly any go into the bags - I know, I tried it.

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Have a Happy Daylily Day!!

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patweppler
Jul 12, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Well here it is the red lily beetle and let me tell you they cause a huge amount of damage......
was told 1 cup ammonia 1cup sunlight soap and enough water added to equal one litre
it did help but you need to be at it every day looking for new ones and spraying again in 5 days
this is the first year for them here
and this will not be the last

there was a lot more at the start of the season
we can not spray any true insecticides here so you have to use the Neem Oil which I found did not do that much
Safer also has some products that work good

you need to get the larve and the parents
and they will fall to the ground and turn upside down.......
spray at daylight and dusk......works best

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patweppler
Jul 12, 2016 4:29 PM CST
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_lily_beetle

tons of info on them........
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 12, 2016 4:34 PM CST
where's here Pat? New York, Chicago, St L? East coast, midwest, southeast? Ohio, Indiana, Texas?
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.

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patweppler
Jul 13, 2016 11:22 AM CST
Sorry

Bruce County Ontario Canada.....
where there are more cattle then people...lol
but not more lilies then people........
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 13, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Thanks, neat description.
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