Japanese Beetles in the Roses

 


Article by: Doug Green

Adult Japanese beetles are one quarter to one half inch long with copper , Preaparing Your Plants For Winter colored wing covers and a shiny metallic green , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health head. Between the green , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice head and tiny tufts of white , Container GardeningTips hair along their side you'll recognize them easily as they happily munch on your roses. , Gardening with Bamboo

While they generally don't eat dogwood, forsythia, holly, lilac, evergreens and Hosta, they'll eat darn near everything else. These beetles feed on flowers , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health and fruits , Vegetable Container Gardening making a skeleton of the leaves by eating the green , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space parts and leaving the veins. Adults are most active from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on warm summer , Tulip Bulbs - Fall is the Time to Prepare the Perfect Spring Flower Garden days. These voracious pests , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice prefer plants , Composting and Composters: A Basic Introduction in direct sun, , Vegetable Container Gardening so shady areas are usually less damaged.

The bacterial spore, sold as 'Doom' or 'Grub Attack' is generally used to control these pests. , Plastic Pond Liners Using a hormone lure in your yard , Growing Great Potatoes simply attracts more beetles to your yard. , Home and Garden Decor Put the lure somewhere else a hundred yards , Composting and Composters: A Basic Introduction away encouraging the beetles to go elsewhere. Unfortunately, reducing the beetles in your yard , Summer Gardening Tips will not reduce their attacks in succeeding years. These beetles are great fliers and can travel upwards of ten miles from where they hatched.

Handpicking is also effective on your prized plants , Organic Gardening - drop the beetles into a bucket of soapy water , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants to kill them. There is some data that suggests hand picking is as effective as spraying noxious chemicals and you know you have killed the beetle when it drowns in your soapy bucket. One trick is to hold the bucket of soapy water , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees under the plant , Handcrafted Garden Bridges Builds Traditional Arched Span Bridges with Modern Flair and then shake the plant. , Composting and Composters: A Basic Introduction Beetles will fall , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses off the plant , Japanese Beetles - The Plain Truth About Traps... And A Tiny New Winged Hope! right into the bucket and you'll get more beetles if you do this in the early morning before they start feeding and flying. Several birds , Organic Gardening (grackles, cardinals, meadowlarks) feed on the adult beetles so encourage birds , The Uses of Compost! in your yard. , Save On Outdoor Lighting And Think Solar Lights If you decide to use a lure, place , Tulip Bulbs - Fall is the Time to Prepare the Perfect Spring Flower Garden it at least 100 feet away from your garden. , Bottle ing or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance Lures attract beetles and if you place , Hydroponics in Your Garden one in your garden, , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice you'll have all the neighbors beetles visiting as well. Find a neighbor who doesn't garden , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? to host the lures and traps.
Doug Green, , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health an award winning garden , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses author with 7 books published answers gardening , Bottle or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance questions in his free gardening , Plastic Pond Liners newsletter at http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com

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