How rid of Japanese beetles

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  • Rob32328534 Rob32328534 on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi Diane, try 1 part peroxide to 10 parts water. It won't hurt plants.

  • Sally Sally on Jun 30, 2018
    I’ve used the traps with good results.

  • Kathryn Raffloer Kathryn Raffloer on Jun 30, 2018
    Try pepper wax. It's a spray and it sticks to the foliage. J.beetles hate it. You have to reapply after it rains.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 30, 2018
    If possible cover the plants with nylon net, you can get this at fabric stores, this will physically keep them off the plants they like. You can knock them off the net and put them in soapy water.
    Next would be get a pheromone bag trap. The scent draws them to the trap, they go into the bag to never come out again, be sure to hang this as far away from your plants as you can. Empty the bag of dead beetles onto the ground.
    The above is our "go to" plan and works well.

  • TDL Anna TDL Anna on Jun 30, 2018
    the most effective way we have found is to simple vacuum them up. Then they don't spread the scent which attracts more bugs.

  • Mary mccloud Mary mccloud on Jul 01, 2018
    I use lemon scented raid bug spray. It works great.