Japanese beetles took a hit?
Can it be true? Did last winter actually freeze out most of the grubs? Our yard and garden has been infested with them every summer ever since we bought this house. I'm talking millions. One summer, my dh actually used a leaf vac to suck them off the hazelnut and cherry trees (both we chopped down since because of the infestation). Every summer, starting in late June, peaking the whole month of July, and lasting into August, we have JBs galore, esp. on our raspberries, roses, pole beans, hollyhocks, zinnias, and dahlias (in that order).
This year, I can count on one hand the JBs I have found so far. At first I thought they were just late due to the cold winter/spring, but now I'm tentatively starting to think their numbers were decimated last winter. I have spoke to other gardeners in the area who are reporting very reduced numbers or none at all.
I am knocking on wood every day. Is it too early to do a happy dance yet? How are the rest of you faring?