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Lack of Japanese Beetles this year?

Posted by HnyB1998 WI (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 29, 13 at 12:47

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


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RE: Lack of Japanese Beetles this year?

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.


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RE: Lack of Japanese Beetles this year?

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 17:38

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

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


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