Japanese beetles

Asked September 25, 2018, 10:01 AM EDT

This year was the worse! The beetles destroyed our flowers, grapes and apples. We want to wage war against them next year. I have read about using milky spore and neem oil to treat the adult beetles and grubs. Probably to late to do anything this year. Can you give me more information about applying these products for next year and where the best place to purchase them in the metro area.

Scott County Minnesota japanese beetles

1 Response

They are a scourge. Control is difficult because they fly in too.
https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/japanese-beetles
http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/japanese-beetle-5-601/

It is too late to treat this year. The grubs are so large now they are very hard to kill. Large garden centers that are not attached to big box stores carry the chemicals to control Japanese .
beetles.