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Japanese Beetles

Posted by fionasol z5 Indianapolis (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 14:20

Saw my first japanese beetle yesterday here in central Indiana. Sigh.

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RE: Japanese Beetles

Oww....sorry to hear that.
I also dread cucumber beetles. Last year, there were swarms of them and they ate all my flowers.

RE: Japanese Beetles

Yep, I first saw a few last Friday and they are slowly but surely increasing by the day. I squashed probably 30 this morning. We have bluebirds nesting in our yard this yr. and I am hoping (praying!) they will eat some JB's. We shall see but I'm not getting my hopes up too high :) Surprisingly haven't seen any cuke beetles though so I guess that's good news.

RE: Japanese Beetles

First one spotted yesterday on climbing rose. Fed it to the fish....

RE: Japanese Beetles

I killed one that was chowing on my hollyhocks...what can you use to kill these things if you want to go the organic route?

RE: Japanese Beetles

Killed two on Sunday and four today. Living behind a corn/soybean field, we get the by the boat load! Ugh!!
The worst part is that they love everything - not just roses, but clematis, geraniums, coneflowers, butterfly bush - everything!! I don't like to use chemicals, so I just dump them in soapy water and they die instantly.

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