Japanese Beetles

OK guys, They are here, all over the outside of the house of the house and the shop. Anyway to get rid of them ? The boxelder bugs are here too. Anyone ? Thanks, Iowa883
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Chickens love them.
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Wonder what the chickens think they taste like. Hmmm....

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Halvey wrote:

Our chickens miss all the ones that are swarming the doorways and windows of the house, and the bugs know enough to keep clear of the chickens.
Ken

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They're not Japanese beetles. They are Asian Multi-colored lady-beetles. Harmless unless you're a soybean aphid. I think we just have to get used to them. Once the beans are combined they go looking for food and a warm place. The box elder bugs are a nuisance as well, but equally harmless.

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Well, here in Northern Illinois, they bite like hell. They hang on the house around the door and when you come out they fly down and take a bite. Fortunately, they apparently don't find us too tasty as they only bite once and fly away. Who's bright idea was it to import these things, anyway. They weren't here 20 years ago when I moved to Arizona, but I'm finding them to be a nuisance now that I've moved back.

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wrote:

Wow, even the Fab 4 are made in Japan!
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Iowa883 wrote:

I don't think you are getting Japanese Beetles this time of year in Iowa. They are blue. If what you are looking at are orange colored lady bugs it is not the Japanese Beetle.
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To rid your place of Japanese Beetles put a pan of soapy water about 25 feet away from the area you are trying to protect. Place a can with about a inch of grape juice in it in the middle of the pan. Cover the can of grape juice with some window screen. The beetles love the juice and will flock to it. As they try to get to the juice they will enventually fall into the water and die.
Rich http://www.garage-door-hardware.com

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Asian Longhorn Beetle: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/albpestalert /
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