If Japanese beetles sound familiar, it might be because lawn grubs are the larvae form and they are known for the devastation they cause to your turf. Japanese beetles in the adult form might not do much to your lawn, but they certainly will cause destruction for your plants.
Adults are approximately 1/3″ to 1/2″ long. It has a metallic green head and thorax with brown wing covers. It has patches of white hair along the body.
Signs of a Japanese Beetle Infestation
Japanese beetles feed on the leaves, flowers, or fruit of more than 300 species of plants. In particular, they like roses, grapes, apples, cherries, plus, birch trees, elm trees, raspberries, corn silks, marigolds, and soybeans, just to name a few. It gives the plants a lace-like appearance.
Luckily, adult Japanese beetles usually only damage the appearance of plants, not the health—that’s much better than the grub form that destroys your lawn!
What Causes a Japanese Beetle Infestation?
Japanese beetles go where there is food, so if you have a lovely landscape or farm professionally, you might deal with this pest.
How Can You Get Rid of Japanese Beetles?
Unlike other pests, controlling grubs won’t necessarily help prevent adults from attacking your garden because they can fly great distances.
Insecticides can be used to control a Japanese beetle infestation, but remember that those products may impact your crops and gardens. As always, use insecticides according to the manufacturer’s directions.
You can also call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We know how to prevent this pest from devastating your crops. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for more information about our pest control services and for a free quote.
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