Getting a jump on next year's Japanese beetles
I have spent some time the last few days edging areas of my lawn with a shovel. The crisp new edge is certainly attractive! But a side benefit of this activity is the discovery of japanese beetle grubs, already grown to almost full size by now and ready to snooze out the winter in comfort. As has been pointed out before, grass roots are the preferred food of these grubs.
It should come as no surprise to learn that each one of these grubs has now been tossed into the tall bag of grass trimmings, ready for the garbage man!
So, if you should be doing any work around your grass, be on the look out for these guys and if you find one, kindly dispose of it! Also, if you had a lot of beetles this year, don't forget to consider applying milky spore.
Here is a link that might be useful: Milky spore