BEETLES EATING TREES

Asked June 12, 2018, 3:38 PM EDT

Beetles (I think they are Rose Chaffers) are attackng my fruit trees. What is the best product to use to kill them?

Kent County Michigan beetles tree damage

1 Response

Rose chafers are big eaters. As long as trees are out of bloom there are a number of effective insecticides that should work as long as the product lists the trees to be treated. Make sure to Read the Label. Also, be aware that most of these are toxic to bees and care should be take to only target the trees and spray when bees are not flying (early morning/late evening). Check out the following links:

https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/rose-chafers/

https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-53.pdf

I hope this is helpful,