How to get rid of Japanese beetles?

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  • Gloria Perkins Gloria Perkins on Jul 15, 2018

    Go to Home Depot. They have a systemic spray that you spray on the plant...but mainly directed at the roots. It will keep the Japanese beetles away..

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 15, 2018

    Pyrethrin spray, applied directly to beetles. Do not use if bees/beneficials are on plants, as it will kill them. Spray in early morning or early evening, out of direct sun.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 15, 2018

    I did some research on this topic. I learned that, unfortunately, the best way to get rid of these beetles is to hand pick them off. Put them in a bucket with a solution of 1 tablespoon of liquid dish washing soap and water which will cause them to drown. You could also put down a drop cloth and, in the AM when they are most active, shake them off into thee bucket of soap and water. Best of luck to you.

  • Mrs27102460 Mrs27102460 on Jul 16, 2018

    Home Depot also makes a trap that consists of a bag and scent that works very well and you don’t have to handle anything but the bag when you dump it in the trash