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    Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Annual thread...

    Any day now.

    Hate those little bastards.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    hope the chemicals I put on my trees roots work.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    hope the chemicals I put on my trees roots work.
    I doubt it. I think regular application (weekly) to the foliage during their "season" is the only way to manage the issue within reason.....little bastards.

    Are they birch trees?



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I doubt it. I think regular application (weekly) to the foliage during their "season" is the only way to manage the issue within reason.....little bastards.

    Are they birch trees?
    Yep one is a birch which they absolutely annihilated last summer.


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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    I put down a bunch grub killer in at the end of the summer last season and early may this year - hopefully that works too. We'll see.


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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    I have picked at least 2 doz. off of our roses already. Also, had put a grub treatment on lawn, which is supposed to help. Very difficult trying to protect trees though.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by podo67 View Post
    I have picked at least 2 doz. off of our roses already. Also, had put a grub treatment on lawn, which is supposed to help. Very difficult trying to protect trees though.
    Where do you live? I haven't seen any in West Des Moines yet.


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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Also, do they attack garden plants? This is our first year and we have tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes growing.


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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Great, we just got a birch this spring which I love. They always do a number on our tree out front, they are already out there. What is the best spray for trees and shrubs?



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Also, do they attack garden plants? This is our first year and we have tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes growing.
    Can't speak on any other garden plants, but they love our rhubarb.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybirdy View Post
    Great, we just got a birch this spring which I love. They always do a number on our tree out front, they are already out there. What is the best spray for trees and shrubs?
    Sevin works well for me. Just don't use it on anything you might eat.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Sevin works well for me. Just don't use it on anything you might eat.
    This. Spray your tree with Sevin and it'll start raining Japanese beetles about 30 seconds later.


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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I put down a bunch grub killer in at the end of the summer last season and early may this year - hopefully that works too. We'll see.
    I do grub killer every year and hasn't made a difference.

    To compound matters, my neighbor insists on hanging the beetle traps so she is just luring them to our yards.



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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Where do you live? I haven't seen any in West Des Moines yet.
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    Re: Japanese Beetles Annual Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Also, do they attack garden plants? This is our first year and we have tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes growing.
    Not sure about those, but my neighbor has rasberry and blueberry plants and they love those.

    I planted some lilac's last year. I've heard the beetles don't like the smell of those and hoping it helps keep some away.



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