All Things Gardening forum: Japanese Beetles

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Aug 18, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Finally those nasty beasts are winding down! Yesterday I counted 1, today 4, so no more dealing with them this season. And in my plans for next season I am going to plant plenty of what they are not attracted to for sure. The Japanese Beetles have been my biggest bad hurdle this and every year. Too bad they ever got accidentally imported to our country! Thumbs down
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 18, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Found one 2 days ago and another the day before, never had them before last year, this year there was a lot more. Unfortunately they have been on their manifest destiny march from the east coast since the mid 1900s
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Aug 18, 2017 1:26 PM CST
I found two total this year. It is the first year I have experienced any. I dispatched them uickly.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Aug 20, 2017 2:18 AM CST
Freedombelle said:Finally those nasty beasts are winding down! Yesterday I counted 1, today 4, so no more dealing with them this season. And in my plans for next season I am going to plant plenty of what they are not attracted to for sure. The Japanese Beetles have been my biggest bad hurdle this and every year. Too bad they ever got accidentally imported to our country! Thumbs down


They don't travel far, so spreading milky spore around your yard will really reduce them. I thing I saw only several this year and I just dropped them into a jar of soapy water I was carrying around while looking for slugs.

And I didn't find many slugs either in spite of the the wet weather and all my hostas. I let the garter snakes take care of the slugs mostly.

Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Bookworm
Critters Allowed Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Freedombelle
Aug 20, 2017 10:32 AM CST
I meant to mention this the other day. Many places on the internet said birds will not eat the Japanese Beetle, grubs yes, the Starling and Robins love the grubs. Well, last week sitting on our patio we witnessed Sparrows going into the tree right off the patio and knocking the beetles to the ground, pecking at them then taking them into the birdhouses to feed the babies, we saw this several days, I was surprised and thankful for the help!
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