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    HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Its that time of the year again and the Japanese beetles are feeding on my cherry trees. What is the best way to get rid of these pests?

    Last night I sprayed Ortho Bug-b-Gone Max on my trees to kill the ones that were on the trees and to hopefully repel others for a little while. Last weekend I spread grub killer/preventer on my yard to help cut down on the number of beetles that appear next year.



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Hand pick them and put them in your neighbors yard.


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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    We used Bag-a-Bug at the nursery/landscaping place I worked at. We never had much damage to our plants because of it.

    Here's a review of it I found: Bag-A-Bug


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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    man they are everywhere around here, but whats worse is the ants. I have seen ants eating dead beetles lol. Or doing something with them not really sure.

    Anyone have suggestions for something pet safe to use outdoors? My dog will try to eat anything including the beetles and ants and other bugs.



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Racist.



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.



    If you want to get rid of Japanese Beatles, I would guess you should be looking for an English Yoko Ono.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Get earplugs...If that doesn't work, google the net...lots of suggestions on how to deal with them...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVp2Jh-TRO4"]YouTube - The BeaTrips-Japanese Beatles Cover Band- Hold Your Hand[/ame]


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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Derailed after only 5 posts. Kudos to you cyclonefanatic!

    Seriously though, I love Japanese Ringo, he's the funny one.


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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Thats Hilarious



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    FWIW, I've used that Seven Dust for the past few years and it's seemed to work in keeping insects from our yard.



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    I was told by somebody at work to mix about 3 teaspoons of liquid soap with a gallon of water and spray that on my trees. Supposedly it makes the beetles think the tree is stressed and they will leave it alone.

    I just sprayed the mixture on my trees. I'll see if it helped after work.


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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    [quote=twittkop;536943]I was told by somebody at work to mix about 3 teaspoons with a gallon of water and spray that on my trees. Supposedly it makes the beetles think the tree is stressed and they will leave it alone.


    Do the teaspoons need to be sterling silver or will silver plate do?
    Seriously, 3 teaspoons of what?



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    Re: HELP! Japanese Beetles have invaded my yard.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkcrawford View Post
    FWIW, I've used that Seven Dust for the past few years and it's seemed to work in keeping insects from our yard.
    +1

    Seven works really well.



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