beetles in soil
My rose bushes were beetle ridden. I sprayed with Ortho Rose and flower insect killer along with several beetle catchers hoping to rid the problem; however, both were only semi effective. As I was weeding around the base of the bushes, beetles were burrowed in the soil. Please help as I have no clue what to do next to rid my soil of these pests, to literally get to the base of the problem. Thank you in advance.
For the beetles in the soil, they are now in their reproductive stage and are laying their eggs in the soil. You can pick out the adults and drop them in soapy water and/or you can wait until the grubs have hatched. You will want to wait until late August or September and than decide which way you want to handle the grub problem..