Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH (kuska@neo.rr.com) on
Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 16:34

See link below:

http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/news/2013/JapaneseBeetles/

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

Gee -- Just what no one needed!

Jeri


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

I object! Too close to Kansas, to say the least!
Go away, ugly beetles, go away!

Kate


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

I saw them here this past summer. As if the drought weren't bad enough, this too. Yuck! I tried killing a few with tweezers and putting them in the bird feeder for the birds to eat, which they did. Maybe they will consider them another food source.


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

Having a birdfeeder helps in my yard. I also noticed that the JBs were all over my basil plants. Contrary to what I have been told, basil sprouts quite readily from seed scattered and lightly covered, so maybe some basil, not to be eaten if you used any non-organic sprays, in among the roses might help? Basil is also alledged to deter mosquitoes.


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

Apparently some birds do eat Japanese Beetles.

Here is a link that might be useful: birds that eat Japenese Beetles


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

OK, so I am a novice gardner and early on this past summer I was out tinkering in my yard just putzing around. I started to pick the spent buds off of my rose of Sharon tree and all of a sudden I see like 7 weird shiny green bugs and they are all sitting on each other.

The whole thing caught me off guard and then when I realized that they could fly, I threw my arms up in the air and screamed bloody murder. As I was flipping out like a total weirdo, they flew away.

Embarrased by my ridiculous freak out, I went inside and quickly googled this and my worst fears came true.. Yes, Japanese beetles were just in my yard and even worse, they were trying to procreate.

All summer, I was ready for them to come back and devour on my newly planted roses. But those beetles never came back.

Not sure if it was a freak coincidence, but if I ever see them in my yard again, I am just going to scream at them.


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

DisplacedClevelander, maybe you are on to something.

Apparently there is a frequency that drives mosquitoes away. Maybe there is one for Japanese Beetles. (Someone should take a variable frequency generator and amplifier into the garden, or play "modern music".)

Here is a link that might be useful: mosquitoes and sound


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

On second thought, please do not try the"modern music", it will probably kill the roses.


 o
RE: Japanese Beetles on the Rise in Missouri

Henry, who would have suspected you were such an amusing fellow! You must let loose that fellow more often--enjoyable! (grin)

Kate


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here