Look about for Japanese beetle traps. Then again you may make your
own. They like yellow. Growing up hand picking with a small jar of
kerosene was the method of choice. I think "milky spore" is the way to
go now. We were always more interested in lighting bugs ;))
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There are several ways
1. Beetle traps. You can buy these at any hardware stores or Home
Depot. One big word of advice. Place them AWAY from your trees like
on the other side of the house. You want the beetles to flly AWAY
from your trees. I have hybrid T roses and these beetles LOVE to eat
the roses and the beetle traps diminish the beetles by about 95 %.
2. Buy some worms called nematodes from a garden store or mail order
and put them in the soil. They eat the beetle larvae. They won't work
right away, but over time they will.
3. I read this from a magazine and have yet to try this. It seems
that beetles are attracted to bright colors, specifically white. Hang
a white sheet , again away from your trees but on your property.
Supposedly the beetles will congregate on the white sheet and you can
pick them off with soapy water and then dump them in the water. I
haven't tried this yet.
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