I got my head too far in the flower bed, and forgot to prepare for possible issues. Japanese beetles. I have dahlias, zinnias, and basil on the deck, and coneflower, rose, and azalea in the yard. I've basically set a feast up for these ugly, invasive bugs. I can't figure out what the best way to repel/kill them is, though. I don't want to use a method that is extremely harsh to the environment, toxic to dogs, or toxic to any beneficial insects. I've heard Bayer All-In-One works well, but I've also heard it doesn't. Even if it did work well, my deck plants are potted, and the Bayer wouldn't work with them. Also, do marigolds repel them or not? I saw some Japanese beetles on mine last year, but they seemed to be almost dying when I flicked them off. What are your methods of Japanese beetle control? Should I go for the Bayer? How about milky spore?