Asked on May 2, 2017

What is the best way to combat Japanese Beetles?

Katie HamiltonJanet PizaroJudy Ferrell


They really seem to like the hibiscus, but will eat anything green.
5 answers
  • Lisa Smith
    on May 2, 2017

    Cut the bottom from a white clorox bottle. Feel it with water and place beside your plants.
  • LA Murano
    on May 2, 2017

    If you're allowed to own poultry, get some guineas. They love Japanese beetles! If not you can kill the grubs by spraying your lawn with water mixed with dish washing soap. 2Tbs soap to about a gallon of water. Do this weekly for a few weeks and it should alleviate the problem.
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 2, 2017

  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 2, 2017

    Spray your Hibiscus plants with horticultural oil which will smother them.
  • Katie Hamilton
    on May 3, 2017

    the first week of june, i put out those beetle bags sold at lowe's. they work great but must be replaced as they fill. get rid of the beetles and you will also get rid of moles in your yard. the moles are attracted to grubs (part of the life cycle of the beetle)
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