Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 14th, 2017, 10:02 pm #1

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: June 11th, 2017, 12:35 am

June 14th, 2017, 10:08 pm #2

Oh boy! I am so sorry! When we lived in NC, they would go for the Cuphea llavea I had planted. I would hand-pick and squish them. How do you usually deal with it?
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 14th, 2017, 10:35 pm #3

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I usually plop them in a soapy bucket , but I have just ordered some light weight netting as last year they destroyed my david verity.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: September 10th, 2011, 4:19 pm

June 14th, 2017, 10:40 pm #4

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
None here yet. I've planted Four O'Clocks as bait, but those seedlings are coming along very slowly.
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

June 15th, 2017, 3:57 pm #5

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I thought 4 o'clocks repelled them, not lured them. I bought 2 this year & nothing to do with JB. Guess I'll find out. Guess I'm lucky since the past few years have not been bad.

BTW, white Geraniums kill them. Only white though. Had heard this & thought this can't be true but planted them with my Cuphea Sriracha Violet for a couple of years since JBs used to cover that plant & I would find them dead in the flower heads & also on top of the soil. I always buy these .59 cent geraniums in spring at Alsip to intermingle where I need color & started getting some white when I heard that.

Haven't see any yet.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 16th, 2017, 2:45 pm #6

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Speaking of Geraniums I have white and peach. As for JB they seem to go after mainly cuphea and roses here, last year they were a true pain as I had lots of them. I started putting down milky spores and will put another dose next month. JB doesnt seem to bother salvia but I have seen them on tomatoes on occasion.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

June 28th, 2017, 4:52 pm #7

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Our Japanese beetle problem disappeared with the severe drought five years ago. However, they appear to finally be coming back. In the last week I've already found over ten beetles, mostly on the cannas the last few days. I may have found ten beetles over the last four years combined.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 28th, 2017, 10:42 pm #8

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I can pick off 10 a day and more if I wanna search hard enough, still not as bad as last year.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: March 27th, 2017, 1:25 pm

June 28th, 2017, 10:47 pm #9

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
These guys and the rest of my flock keep the Japanese beetles at bay lol

Tony Castelline
Rural Polk County Iowa
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

June 29th, 2017, 3:32 pm #10

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Found my first 2 Monday & Tues. They were on my 'Pow Wow Wildberry' Coneflower. Will check my Black Chokeberry after I'm done here. They always seem to gravitate to it first now that my 'Redmond' Linden is no longer here. Normally see most on weeds more than plants & Cuphea has been spared the last few years. Quince is another favorite. Gave up on my roses a few years ago & they loved them as well. Haven't had very many like in the past. Quite lucky I guess.

Joni
Elwood, IL
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 30th, 2017, 2:22 pm #11

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Previously to last year I only had JB on cuphea plants, now I have them on geraniums, roses, and goldflame and not so much on cupheas which pleases me. Another dose of milky spores went out today just ahead of the rain we are supposed to get and if not I will need to water.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 6:41 pm

June 30th, 2017, 3:17 pm #12

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
They are pretty thick here in Ks. I must have killed 15 this morning.
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

June 30th, 2017, 5:05 pm #13

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Recently found one in my pink pentas, they can hide pretty easy in those flower clusters.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: January 10th, 2016, 12:32 am

July 3rd, 2017, 7:13 pm #14

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
Starting to find them...Makes me sad and mad. Does anybody use a spray?
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

July 3rd, 2017, 11:35 pm #15

I found one on my DV today and I hope the turnout isnt like last year.
I think I used some kind of spray on the first cannas I ever grew, several years ago. The spray caused the leaves to burn, so that's the last time I tried that.

I think most people just pick/knock them off the plants and into a bucket of soapy water. I found five more today on my cannas, and off they went into the bucket. Checking the plants once or twice a day should keep damage to a minimum.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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