How to Exterminate Japanese Beetles?

Japanese beetles cause a lot of nuisance in plantations and garden. The metallic green coloured adults can chomp on almost the entire foliage as their appetite spans across leaves and flowers of numerous types of plants. Larvae of this insect family are white grubs and they eat up the plants’ roots thereby creating dead grass patches. On emerging from the ground in late spring or early summer, the insects immediately begin feeding on all the plants. Because of such notorious activities, it is important that Japanese Beetles are controlled before the problem gets out of hand.

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetle?

  • The best biological approach of exterminating the, is by applying parasitic nematodes. This can be done by watering the ground, and then applying parasitic nematodes to the soil. The Steinerema glaseri and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora are nematodes that can be mixed with water and applied to the ground quickly.
  • One can also make use of inexpensive Japanese Beetle Control Traps (Replacement lure or beetle bagger kits) and once they are caught, the insects must be disposed off carefully.
  • Insecticide application is a good way to get rid of 1 inch (2.5 cm) long young Japanese beetle grubs.
  • Manual control would include shaking the plants early in the morning so that the insects fall into a bucket of soapy water and drown.
  • Professional grade commercial applicators such as Deltagard and talstar granules or fenvastar eco cap and other such pyrethrins can be also applied. In case the chemical is left over, it can be used over pantry beetles or any other indoor insects.

The above steps are highly effective but ensure that you read all label instructions on the extermination product carefully before usage. Once you do so, you will be sure that it is really easy to get rid of Japanese beetles.

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Date: Friday, 20. June 2014 8:04
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