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.
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.
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
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