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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Jun 22, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Saw the first Japanese Beetle yesterday on the grapevine plant. Saw one today on my Four O Clocks eating the leaves, yay! Four O Clocks are usually a sacrificial plant, it draws them in they eat the leaves which are toxic to them and they die. I pulled it off the leave and it was already sluggish, put it in a dry bucket and minutes later it was dead because of it`s meal. Hurray!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jun 22, 2017 11:28 PM CST
Freedombelle said:Saw the first Japanese Beetle yesterday on the grapevine plant. Saw one today on my Four O Clocks eating the leaves, yay! Four O Clocks are usually a sacrificial plant, it draws them in they eat the leaves which are toxic to them and they die. I pulled it off the leave and it was already sluggish, put it in a dry bucket and minutes later it was dead because of it`s meal. Hurray!


I don't have many Japanese beetles because I use Milky Spore and Nemadotes, but there are still some (from neighbors yards I assume). I'll have to plant some Four O Clocks!

Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jun 23, 2017 7:46 PM CST
I have them all over the place at work. Have NEVER seen them this bad before. All the roses there are covered and other plants inside the garden area too. Then they got inside the building so they're all over in there too. Not sure if I have them here yet at home but I'm sure they'll be here soon enough. Grumbling
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 7, 2017 1:11 PM CST
I have several common milkweed plants that seem to attract them exclusively, last year it was canna, also the time seems off. Last year when the JBs attacked, the canna was blooming, this year not even close to blooming.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jul 7, 2017 2:06 PM CST
The only time I had them was during the dry years thirty years ago when I had no garden up north and they never got down south.

They were thick up here that year, dead ones littered the side walk and Humphrey, one of my first cats found out that if you swat one out of mid-air, it may bit back as one bit his front paw ans would not let go.
He was going meow, meow, meow and shaking his paw.

I have had a few, very few, but since Sharon put some underground bug killer down, I rarely find grubs of any kind though I did find two big ones when I dug out the Elm root.
We had a mole once, which I found out when I found its body and maybe they eat them.
Do not know where he lived as there was no raised ground anywhere.
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 7, 2017 2:11 PM CST
Mrs just bought a LOT of 4 O'clock seeds but the ones that have germinated are still tiny. We haven't seen a JB in 5 days and I'm hoping that's it for the season. We'll see.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 7, 2017 5:35 PM CST
Today I had quite a few. Masses of them swarmed on my roses. Sprayed with Sevin. Just a mild mixing of this does them in. I intend to spray them every year and hopefully one day I won't have them so bad. I bet the moles eat a jillion of the grubs. but I hate them too Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 7, 2017 7:20 PM CST
I spoke too soon. Found 7 or 8 on the morning glories this afternoon. They were all hand-picked, took swimming lessons, and all failed.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 7, 2017 10:48 PM CST
Took about 20 off of the milkweeds today, all extremely small, they are not good swimmers.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 8, 2017 6:47 AM CST
Compared to a lot of places, we haven't had many. We've been picking them off where we can reach them. They've only been after the morning glory and beans. We've only found 1 or 2 on the other plants. Mrs used to grow petunias in hanging baskets and they were always inundated. I guess the secret is don't grow anything more than 3 or 4 feet tall Hilarious! .
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 8, 2017 7:56 AM CST
they strip my fruit trees every summer. I think I'll just take them out. They look awful the rest of the year and struggle to recover w no leaves in this heat. They are too tall to spray. The birds get the fruit anyway!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 8, 2017 10:49 AM CST
They did not wear their life jackets!

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 8, 2017 11:38 AM CST
It looks like they didn't get the memo. You snooze, you lose?
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 8, 2017 2:53 PM CST
Ugh -- just one more thing that I'm happy to say we don't have here! (at least, I've never seen them -- and from what I could find with a Google search they aren't in the UP as of yet)
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 8, 2017 7:39 PM CST
I understand the pesticide companies are hybridizing a new variety that is cold hardy Hilarious! .
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 8, 2017 7:43 PM CST
McCannon said:I understand the pesticide companies are hybridizing a new variety that is cold hardy Hilarious! .


You do have to wonder about that ... for years my husband was convinced that the antivirus software companies were responsible for all the computer viruses. Shrug!

"Just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they aren't out to get you." Whistling
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 8, 2017 7:57 PM CST
I was being facetious, but nothing surprises me any more. Anything to maximize profit.
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We should learn from them!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 8, 2017 8:01 PM CST
"Anything to maximize profit."

As long as it doesn't involve Japanese beetles in my garden, Mac.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Jul 8, 2017 8:32 PM CST
Weedwhacker said: As long as it doesn't involve Japanese beetles in my garden, Mac.


Keep your eyes open. They may get there yet. They seem to like bright sun and hot weather around here.

The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We should learn from them!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 8, 2017 8:38 PM CST
Well, if it's bright sun and hot weather that they want ... I don't think we have to worry about them coming to the UP Rolling on the floor laughing
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