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Japanese Beetle

Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:52 am

I just took a look around my garden and it is infested with Japanese beetles. These little buggers have caused some damage. I gave them a nice drink of Liquid Sevin and I sure hope it works. I've never seen them so bad.


Tom

Re: Japanese Beetle

Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:12 pm

Seven has worked for me in the past. Guess we will see them here in a couple weeks since we are north of you.

Re: Japanese Beetle

Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:29 pm

tnestell wrote: Guess we will see them here in a couple weeks since we are north of you.

No I'm wrong my wife just told me one is on the asparagus, next my plum and birch trees will be loaded. Ted

Re: Japanese Beetle

Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 pm

I've got plum trees too, I guess I better go check them. Thanks for the heads up.


Tom

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:06 pm

Ted, do you spray your plum trees with Sevin? Mine look good so far, but I'm sure they're headed there, sense I closed the garden snack bar for them.


Tom

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:35 pm

In all of your spraying, do not forget the Japanese (Asian) beetle traps. They normally consist of a scent lure and a plastic bag with a funnel opening that they cannot fly back out of. In the height of the season they have to be emptied every few days. The bad part is that the beetles in large numbers, especially when they start dying really stink. It smells like dirty diapers. I just empty them into a trash bag and put them in with regular trash .

Re: Japanese Beetle

Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:39 pm

Dont put the traps on your property. put them on someone else's. It get them off your property.

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:04 pm

Thw nearest "someone elses property" is 1/4 mile away. That would be great if I could get away with it.


Tom

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Just saw the first ones here today. The traps are out.
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Re: Japanese Beetle

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:22 pm

I definately need to put out some traps. the Sevin isn't working 100%.


Tom

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Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:01 am

twotone wrote:Ted, do you spray your plum trees with Sevin? Mine look good so far, but I'm sure they're headed there, sense I closed the garden snack bar for them.


Tom
Tom. Yes, I spray it all with Seven. Last year I took several beetles to a nursery, they told me seven was the answer. Seemed to work well on the trees, they sere really leaded. I used a 4 gallon sprayer I bought at TSC for $48 and then saw the same one on sale at Harbor Freight for half the price the next day. Ted

Re: Japanese Beetle

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:30 am

I'm going to have a bigger sprayer for sure. I finally got the ones in my corn, but they put up a good fight.


Tom

Re: Japanese Beetle

Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:37 am

Well, Now a different kind of beetle in all my pumpkins. Little, yellow, with stripes down their back. I get them every year mostly in my pumpkins, but they like corn silks too. I gave them all a drink early this morning and that Sevin works real good on these. Lots of dead beatles in my garden now.


Tom

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:46 pm

Japanese beetles are the only insect I know of that will eat the leave on okra plants. Not only are they the only ones that will eat okra leaves, but they seem to prefer them.

Re: Japanese Beetle

Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:24 am

twotone wrote:I definately need to put out some traps. the Sevin isn't working 100%.


Tom

No insecticide is 100% effectiive. There is always a small percentage that could about drink it and survive. A problem arises when two of these mate and produce more some of which will be imune. I believe it is best to occasionally spray with a different type. I suggest Ortho's Bug-Be-Gon. It can be hard to find. It is broad spectrum and somewhat persistent so watch clearance times. Vern
Edited to correct spelling.
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