Controlling Japanese Beetles in my turf and in my garden

Asked November 9, 2018, 5:30 PM EST

What is the current recommendation for controlling Japanese Beetles in my turf and in my garden? What is safe to use on flowering ornamentals that will not harm bees?

Arapahoe County Colorado lawns and turf

1 Response

Sorry to hear that you have Japanese beetles. They have the potential to be one of our most devastating pests since the adults feed on plants while the grubs feed on the turf.

At any rate, check out this link to our fact sheet on Japanese beetles. It was updated 3/2018. It should answer all of you questions. Remember whenever using a pesticide to follow the directions on the label.

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/japanese-beetle-5-601/

Good luck.