• Hometalker
  • Acampo, CA
Asked on May 18, 2017

How in the world do you get rid of Japanese beetles?

Judy smithCaseyem11Carol


I have treated the lawn and surrounding planters to kill the grubs but it really hasn't made much of a difference. The completely destroy all the first blooms.
5 answers
  • Terry Hollinger
    on May 19, 2017

    Plant Okra, they are attracted to it and will leave the rest of your plants alone.
  • Jim17942798
    on May 19, 2017

    Add lime to your soil.
  • Carol
    on May 19, 2017

    buy Japanese Beetle traps (can get then at Walmart)... they have an attractant in them, but bugs go in but can't get out.... they work great
  • Caseyem11
    on May 19, 2017

    First you have to get rid of the grubs using milky spore. Do this for two years in a row and your beetle problem will be substantially reduced. Whatever you do, do not use a beetle trap. This will only bring beetles to your garden.
  • Judy smith
    on May 19, 2017

    pray for moles as they eat the grubs before thy emerge. Moles do not eat your plants but provide a way for voles to travel in and they are the ones that do the eating. For years we had the worst problem with the beetles and one year the moles came to visit and we have no beetle problem and tolerate the moles instead of the beetles.
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