Japanese Beetles and Grubs: Trap, Spray, and Control Them (Paperback)
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Japanese beetles arrived in America in 1916. Since then, the beetle has cut a destructive swath across a great portion of the United States.
Japanese Beetles and Grubs: Trap, Spray, and Control Them is an indispensable guide for home gardeners, landscape professionals, and farmers. This Japanese beetle book is your secret weapon to help you control the beetles and safeguard your trees, roses, and vegetables.
This book walks you through many methods for stopping Japanese beetles, whether through organic means or (in some cases) chemical means. The book relies mainly on eco-friendly ways to control these garden pests so you don't have to rely on harsh chemicals.
In researching this book, I read through agricultural bulletins from the past and today. I've gleaned information from many University Extension sources and scientific studies, as well as good old-fashioned field work, to find out which control methods work (and which don't). I've put every control method I could find into this book, in order to give the gardener as many options as possible in vanquishing these pests.
In short, in this book I have compiled as many weapons for your Japanese beetle arsenal as possible, where these weapons can be effectively used in the beetle's life cycle, and how they can be deployed.
The Japanese beetle likely won't be eradicated. Great entomological minds have been working on this problem for a solid century now, using extremely lethal chemicals and other means to try and stop the infestation, and they were doing this way back in the days when Japanese beetle numbers were far, far smaller than they are now.
However, there are ways that we can mitigate the damage the beetles do, and you might be able to bring down the scores of unwanted visitors to your roses, and kill off a number of the unwanted residents in your lawn.
I hope to do this in a way that's interesting and amusing for you to read, because if there's anything I hate, it's the idea of my readers falling into a coma halfway through a paragraph. So I'll do my best to keep that from happening. It's only fair.
Know Thy Enemy
Damage Caused by Beetles and their Grubs
Japanese beetle look-alikes
Control of Japanese Beetles
Control of White Grubs
Natural predators, parasites, and diseases