Asked on Jul 4, 2018

How do I get rid of Japanese Beetles?

RoniKyraleeLisa S.


They are eating my raspberries, grapes, roses and even the petunias

7 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Jul 4, 2018

    Hi Carol,
    The most effective way is to hand pick them off and drop them in a bucket of soapy water. It is possible to spray them with a bug spray, if you're okay with the chemicals. Wishing you the best.
  • Mary
    on Jul 4, 2018

    I use Seven dust, can be bought at Most DIY stores
  • Jwi31416314
    on Jul 5, 2018

    Put Milkey spoor on your lawn to get rid of the grubs which grow into the beetle. The milkey spoor is a bit expensive but it lasts for years and years in your yard and will drastically cut down on the beetles.

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Jul 5, 2018

    I use the commercial traps that use a sex lure to trap them. They work well.
  • Kyralee
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Sevin dust is highly toxic to good insects, including bees. I wouldn't suggest it. You might research neem oil or contact your local county extension office for other recommendations.

  • Roni
    on Jul 6, 2018

    spray your garden with a solution of 1 gallon water and 2 tablespoons of “Dawn” dishwashing liquid. Add some Sand to the top of your
  • Roni
    on Jul 6, 2018

    plants & garden
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