Japanese Beetles are invading - help wanted for my garden.

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

It is that time of year, Spring has given way to Summer and the my garden has turned lush with vegetables. This morning though i had been invaded. The japanese beetles have arrived munching on my hard work, time and energy. Leaves on the beans, peppers and spinach look like swiss cheese. I need some help...

It has been proven that the beetle traops just attract more beetles, i found instructions for a beetle catcher but that is not fool proof and pesticides could kill off good insects.

All right gardeners, please share some help and i will pass it on to thise in need as well as me.





UPDATED June 23, 2011

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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Scott, I have heard of the Japanese Beetle invasion and am interested in any natural means of eliminating them without further harming our environment.

Jun 23, 2011 05:57 PM #1
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Chris i was certainly hoping to find one to avoid putting pesticides anywhere near my food. When i grow it, i know what is in or on it. I still have hope someone will know some way.

Jun 23, 2011 07:53 PM #2
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Hey, Scott – We don’t have the Japanese beetle out here, which is kind of funny since we’re so much closer to Japan! JJJJ

Here are four resources that my professional Internet gardening friends recommend:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/pub_phjbeetle04.pdf

http://www.ghorganics.com/JapaneseBeetle.html

http://www.gardeners.com/Control-Japanese-Beetles/5163,default,pg.html

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/dg7664.html

Jun 26, 2011 01:26 PM #3
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you for the links, i am checking them out now, my battle continues as an neverending supply of them keep munching my garden.

Jun 26, 2011 04:56 PM #4
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Hi Scott - we have Japanes beetle every now and then, too - but sorry, no tips for keeping them away!

Jun 26, 2011 11:53 PM #5
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Scott Godzyk
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Thanks for the comment, so far no luck in getting them out of my garden, i tried all kinds of remedies and hate to say, im heading to the garnden shop this mornining, i was told they have a soapy type of spray with no pesticides that works. we will soon see

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