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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Beetles on attack!

Luckily, my garden has never been plagued much by Japanese Beetles, but from the other gardening blogs I read, they are menace to some. From a usually non-garden source, here comes information on Japanese Beetles and traps you can use to reduce their populations in your garden.

Gadgets to the rescue?

Japanese Beetle Traps Stop Unwanted Guests from Eating Your Plants and Trees Japanese Beetle Traps are available from Amazon.com and its affiliates. [ Photo: Amazon.com ] The most unpleasant surprise of relocating to Newtown, PA was finding out that the area of town where we live is infested with Japanese Beetles. According...

(Via Operation Gadget.)


Blogger kerry said...

Actually these can make your JB problems worse. The following is from a publication from a local University.

"Traps may be effective in reducing Japanese beetle problems if used throughout a neighborhood or in open areas well away from valuable plantings or vulnerable crops. In most home landscape situations, using 1 or 2 traps probably will do more harm than good. "

Check out the link for the complete article. http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/trees/ef409.htm

4:29 PM  
Blogger Douglas said...

Very good! Thanks for the info. This would be a great time to point out, again, that I am no expert on these things. (SMILE) Glad to have more information!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerry is so right I used beetle traps one year and had 14 bags full. since I stopped using the traps theres not many JB's that visit my gardens i put grub feed out in my yard twice a reay which prevent the larva from reproducing

5:16 AM  

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