Do you love to keep a lush, well maintained, and landscaped yard? If you answered yes, then you DON’T want to have a Japanese beetle problem. These bugs can cause quite a bit of damage to the flowering plants and trees in your yard.
The Japanese beetle is an invasive species that’s larvae feed on roots of grass, herbaceous plants, and nursery stock, while the adults feed on foliage and fruit. And, they can cause skeletonization to foliage and flowers. None of these problems are ones that are pleasant to deal with.
Japanese beetles can be identified by their metallic green body with copper-brown wing covers. Damage is primarily found on the upper surfaces of leaves and the beetles often feed in large groups.
There are some key signs to watch for to identify a Japanese Beetle issue.
- Japanese beetles are known to feed on over 300 plant species. Rose bushes, crape myrtle and crab apple are some of their favorites.
- Lacy, skeletonized leaves and or partial or entire defoliation
- Japanese beetles become active each year in the month of June to as late as early July
The best prevention is our systemic Japanese Beetle service. This service is completed in either the Spring or Fall (larger trees). The treatment allows the plants’ roots to soak up the active ingredient and is only transferred to an insect if it penetrates or consumes the plants. In this way pollinators are not harmed, but it’s still effective against the Japanese Beetle.
If you are in the market for a prevention and maintenance plan, we have you covered. Our friendly pest control professionals know the ins and outs of preventative pest care and are ready to help you prevent pests like Japanese beetles today.
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