I noticed a few Japanese Beetles eating up the leaves of my new Plum tree right before we left to go on our vacation. There were a few, and when I shook the tree, they would all take off like I just hit a bee hive.
Well, upon return to the property, I noticed a large number of Japanese Beetles. They are not on my Plum tree, Pear tree, Peach tree and Crabapple tree to name a few. I feel like I am under attack.
I read up on “Control of Japanese Beetle Adults and Grubs in Home Lawns” from a website I found. There are some things that people can do to help out this mess.
Last night, Laura and I decided to head down to Lowes to get some “Bag a Bug” traps. Here is a great post asking if the Bag a Bug traps really work. It’s kind of entertaining.
I knew those grubs were related to something. To get rid of the grubs, I think it all boils down to timing. If you have no idea what I am talking about, click on the control of Japanese Beetle link above.
We purchased 3 Bag a Bug traps. I set one up last night and nothing happened at all. It was too late. Japanese Beetles love the heat and sun. When the sun came out today, I notice Japanese Beetles flying all over the place. I was watching the first bag while setting up the second one and I actually saw Beetles buzzing around it, falling in the bag. These traps are very effective. I just hope we don’t attract all the Japanese Beetles in the neighborhood.