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8/7/09 12:44 P

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I know for a fact they don't budge for the insecticidal soap. *sigh*

Be cautious about using the traps. They actually attract more bugs to the surrounding area. If you are going to use them, I suggest you use one lure the beetles from your property to a nearby vacant property.

I'll check out the links you guys have offered. I noticed them chomping on my basil yesterday too.

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8/7/09 12:22 P

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Thanks for giving us websites.The have some really good information.

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I heard a variation of the dancing "cure" a couple of years ago on "you bet your garden". Mike McGrath suggested getting those "aerating" shoes and dancing on the lawn to kill some Japanese beetle larvae (white grubs). I actually found a pair, but hadn't used them in a couple of years, since the milky spore seems to have gotten the grubs under control, and I don't seem to be seeing lots of those pretty but nasty flying mouths. Anyway, someone posted a link to gardensalive.com, which also hosts the transcripts of Mike's Question of the Week. Several have dealt with japanese beetles and their grubs. Here's a link to another. www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=
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I like the tap dancing idea--get 2 things done at once!!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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You are lucky, Lindy36..hope you never see one.

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I am not even sure what a japanese beetle looks like

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8/5/09 10:34 P

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Just a note:
Try to avoid spraying toxic pesticides even on ornamental plants. It soaks into the groundwater and eventually into everyone's water. It you live anywhere near a stream or river or lake then you gotta be careful.

Try finding some safer things at:
www.gardensalive.com/Default.asp?bhc
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The article didn't mention the one method I've been using, throw them on the side walk and tap dance!

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One of them bite my friend's arm. I didn't know they actual bite humans.

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Attached is a link on controling Japanese Beetles. It seems to have some pretty good info.

www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/articles/
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I read that you can fill a mason jar with a mixture of water and molasses (1/2 cup molasses in a quart jar, fill it up with hot water and shake to mix). Sink the jar in the soil near the infested plant. It is supposed to attract June bugs. My friend tried it on her apple tree without much success, but I've heard other people swear by it. The bugs fall in and drown.

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I did try the insecticidal soap, and it doesn't work. I am going to try the traps I heard those work good.

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They are eating my raspberries.

I have insecticide that I use on my roses, but I'm not going to eat those. Is there an organic killer or repellent for these beetles?

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