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Lovetoplant

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Battle with the June beetles
« on: April 28, 2021, 12:07:18 AM »


Anyone knows how to get rid of this leaf-eating beetles.   I am tired of going to the backyard in the evening to pick them off my Asian Pears,  plum, peach and persimmon trees.  Any pesticides that not harm our bees?

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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 02:31:29 AM »
Try this . . . .

Hang an electric lightbulb near the tree/fruit and place a wide, shallow bowl below it about eight inches.

Fill the bowl with water and add a few drops of dish soap.

At dusk turn on the light.

You won't catch all the junebugs but a lot of them.  The soap will ensure that they get wet and sink and drown.

In the morning empty the dish and refill it with more soapy water and leave the bulb on again the next night.

Should put a hurtin' to the junebug population in your yard.

OK HTH

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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 02:37:13 AM »
Thank you.  Should I put the lights on all my trees?

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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 09:02:15 AM »
Get a swimming pool. They love to go for a dip at night

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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 12:19:51 PM »
those scent traps seem to collect quite a lot of them.

I've noticed that june beetles tend to swarm, once a few of them start attacking a plant it attracts many more.  If I see any on a plant I care about I hose them all off.  If I see them on a some overgrown tree that needs pruning I let them go to town, keeps them busy.

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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 05:16:32 PM »
Milky spore disease is a biological that you add to the soil. Doesn't act right away, but more of a permanent long term solution.
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Re: Battle with the June beetles
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 07:43:17 PM »
I would love to try a milky spore that works on those grubs.

I've used worm castings around the root zones of affected trees, and it seems to help a lot.

It breaks down their exoskeletons if the castings are fresh.

 

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