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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Japanese Beetles

I have found quite a few Japanese Beetles just his week. They seem to be on a lot of berry plants and my peonies. Anyone else seeing more than usual? I try to check the plants several times a day and shake the beetles into a pail with a small amount of water. Then toss them in the pond for the bluegills to eat. At least I hope they are eating them.
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I mow the disc golf course at Lime Bluff Recreation Area ans the trees are loaded this year! Last week I brushed under a limb and 1 fell on my head and crawled inside my ear! Had a heck of a time getting it out of the ear canal and the pain was awful as it tried to go thru the ear drum!
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We have a lot more this year than normal. I used the Bayer dust on them and it does work but have to do it every few days. I have been hand picking some of them and the fish seem to love them. The crows used to patrol my lawn everyday and we didn't have as many then. Is there any bird or other insect that would control them?
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chickens or guineas would probably do a number on them
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I used to pick them off plants and fish for trout with them. Just hook them and put a bobber on and fish away.

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Re: Japanese Beetles

I have been having problems the last week or so as well. Everything got a nice dusting of seven and problem disappears.
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I have been using the Bayer dust. Do you think it kills them or does it just keep them away for a day or two? I have a few bull frogs in my pond and I get the beetles wet in a pail and toss them in. They don't fly once they get water on them and the frogs wait for me to toss them in. Just time consuming to go around and collect them
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I have been having problems the last week or so as well. Everything got a nice dusting of seven and problem disappears.
The dust they sell today feeds em.This suff is a joke.Same with Wasp sprays.
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Seven huh? Thanks for the tip. I have just been setting baited beetle traps and changing the bags every 3 or 4 days. It's really bad this year.

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I have been having problems the last week or so as well. Everything got a nice dusting of seven and problem disappears.
The dust they sell today feeds em.This suff is a joke.Same with Wasp sprays.
I beg to differ. I had 0 beetles left after dusting everything. A week or so later I'm still bug free. And for what it's worth, my dad who has held a pesticide/herbicide license for the last 20 some years uses the stuff almost exclusively.
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