Anyone have any JBs this year? My crepes were so late coming and haven't flowered long, but I haven't seen a one. Didn't even see a June bug in June. Strange.
I've been seeing them just in the last week or so. It seems like they were later this year than usual. I was hoping the cold winter had killed them all.
How do you treat for them once they arrive?
I have seen a few. Stink bugs are my big problem. Squash bugs got a squash plant - nothing new about that.
I haven't seen them yet this year either. I figure they'll be here anytime now...
I use Sevin dust. I hate using it, so much, but none of the organic methods I've tried work on them.
I usually just let J. beetles eat whatever. Sometime they attack weeds which is OK with me. I don't have any roses blooming. If I had roses I might spray them.
I have a few on various things; they are waiting for the blackberries to get ripe! I spray with Sevin thinking the more I kill the fewer will breed and reproduce more for next year!
The big draw here was rhubarb, kiss me over the garden gate, roses and a scattered few on the beans.
We must have lucked out this year. Remember other seasons when we had what seemed Millions?
Dirtguy, in the past I have sprayed every single one I saw on my crepe myrtles from a bottle of liquid Sevin early morning and just before dark. And not if I see a honeybee nearby. I feel bad using Sevin, but it's the only thing that works for me.