Weedblock stopped Japanese Beetles (followup)

tristateJune 24, 2010

I posted a message on Peonies forum asking if anyone knew if Weeblock was effective against Japanese Beetles. I had covered a row of peonies w/it in anticipation of building a wall next season. (The row was 12 feet long x 4 feet wide with just a slit for each of the 7 bushes). I noticed no Japanese Beetles when I usually thought they'd be out- 1st&2nd weeks of June. I thought that was weird- people said just wait until flowers are gone and then they'd be out. Someone else said it might take longer for them to emerge b/c once they hatched, they'd have to crawl at least 1 1/2 feet to get from under the weedblock. (If they chose the wrong direction though, they'd have 2+feet before they ran into another plant).

Flowers have been completely gone for over a week now and STILL not even a sign of ONE. I didn't use any insecticide or milky spore and hung 2 pherome lures which caught some which I think may have been flying past.

Does anyone know if grubs were effected by last year's rain/cold (I'm in the Hudson Valley NY) so what I'm attributing to weedblock is actually a naturally phenomenon? Is it possible that I've killed off an entire season of beetles and stoppped the next generation of eggs being laid?!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

SORRY- I thought they said my message was rejected so I re-posted. Please disregard.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 10:45AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ID please
Found a bunch of these crawling around my rain barrel....
A rabbit! Argh!
Of all the problems I expected in a suburban dessert,...
Will these onions be any good?
I planted onions last year and the grass got in them...
Help for my Privet
I have two large privets outside on my Patio, (i live...
I'm finding quite a number of these in my garden beds....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™