Japanese Beetles

sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)July 3, 2014

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.
Sunny

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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

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.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:51AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

How do you treat for them once they arrive?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 8:15AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I have seen a few. Stink bugs are my big problem. Squash bugs got a squash plant - nothing new about that.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 10:31AM
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ilovemytrees(5b/6a Western, NY)

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.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 10:36AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

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.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 5:37PM
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gldno1

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.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 6:44AM
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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

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.
Sunny

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 2:22PM
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