Lack of Japanese Beetles this year?

HnyB1998August 29, 2013

Has anyone else noticed there are a lot less Japanese Beetles this year in Wisconsin! Whoo-hoo!

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wirosarian_z4b_WI

Yes, the numbers are way down. Its due to the only real natural control factor we have, drought. The drought last summer caused a high mortality rate of the grub stage that lives on grass roots.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 11:37AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I have as well...still found them here and there though.

Glad someone chimed in as to why the population is down!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 5:38PM
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