Japanese Beetles

Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

July 16th, 2017, 12:35 am #31

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Beetles are getting thicker here. This afternoon I took the bucket around the garden and found 20+. I've discovered a new favorite plant of theirs... clematis 'sweet summer love'.
Dan
East-central Iowa
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July 16th, 2017, 1:30 am #32

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
It is odd how they will find new plants to go to when they passed them by previously. Their numbers seem to be reducing here, but I still see some, not near as many as last year.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: October 5th, 2014, 6:34 pm

July 17th, 2017, 4:53 am #33

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I go out twice a day and so far I am finding them on
Canna, hibiscus, Schumanni and verity. Just a few here
and there but I am spraying them to kill them.
Direct shot at the insect itself
I had one in my rain gauge that could not get out, it stayed
alive for 2 weeks floating in water, I had to dump it and spray
it!!

Cathy P
Downers Grove, IL
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

July 17th, 2017, 7:11 am #34

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Cathy,

You should be very careful with that poisonous spray around hummingbirds and butterflies, not to speak of you and your dogs.

We are collecting 30-50 beetles in our bucket every day---mostly Cuphea and Hibiscus. The birds and raccoons get them later.
Madison, WI
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July 18th, 2017, 2:37 am #35

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Oh I am very caareful its sprayed on the insect
and on the Canna leaves so nothing else gets hit
On other plants I am also careful
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

July 18th, 2017, 5:44 am #36

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Good to hear Cathy!
Madison, WI
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July 18th, 2017, 11:17 pm #37

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
They've arrived in numbers here. They've damaged Petunia blooms, Rose of Sharon blooms, Rose blooms, etc. I've sprayed the roses with Sevin. Tried Diazinon in the past but they just laugh at it. My small pump sprayer allows limited application. Without it, there would be no more whole Rose blooms 'til the end of JB season. We hand pick too, but it's not enough.
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July 19th, 2017, 1:42 am #38

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Yes for those of us who have to deal with JB in big numbers its not much fun. For me I hang with the soap bucket method , but there are years where the numbers make it a losing battle and then I usually just cut off flowers and leaves until they are gone for the year, a real shame when that happens. I remember one year I got so disgusted I ripped up a whole cuphea schumannii plant out of the ground they had so destroyed it.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

July 20th, 2017, 11:27 pm #39

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I only use the soap bucket as well. Sevin & Diazinon are very toxic. Only used Sevin 1 time 20 years ago when I found a bunch of tent caterpillars on my Crabapple. Took it to Household Hazardous Waste collection.

I did find out where most of them were hiding....on my Newport Plum tree. Was watering way away from house & was buzzed by a couple but couldn't find out where they were coming from. Squirted the tree & they flew out in droves. They have been on it in the past but most were found on my Redmond Linden which fell over a couple of years ago. Must have been their 2nd choice.

Still nothing on 'David Verity' or 'Vermillionaire' but they have been on ignea & llavea.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 6:41 pm

July 24th, 2017, 7:06 pm #40

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
They are really bad in KS this year. It seems like I am picking off about 100 per day.
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July 24th, 2017, 7:43 pm #41

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
jp

Yes that is bad sounds about like what I had last year, no fun trying to grow beautiful plants and have these guys destroy them.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

July 24th, 2017, 7:44 pm #42

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I'm finding them all over my canna blooms. Their numbers should begin to wane as we enter August.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

July 24th, 2017, 11:22 pm #43

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
These pests are a bummer all the way around. The only thing I'm grateful for is that they are easy to pick off the plants and don't sting or bite.
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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Joined: January 10th, 2016, 12:32 am

July 26th, 2017, 12:18 am #44

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I did mix up Nancy's Ivory soap mix. It does work...by killing them slowly....just the way I like them to die.....No residual benefits though. My cuphea are being eaten alive......
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

August 4th, 2017, 2:34 am #45

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Beetles are still hanging on here. Their taste has changed, though. I am no longer seeing a bunch of them on my canna blooms. Instead, they are now all over my salvia 'argentina skies' blooms. They really love them, and they shred them if not pulled off.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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