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Sunday, August 02, 2009

No more Roses

I love all my many roses, from Shrub roses to the very fragrant Rugosa's. But the blooms end in early July. Well, actually they don't end, I just don't get to enjoy them because of these little bastards.......

They're called Japanese Beetles, and moved into Michigan about 8 - 10 years ago. And I've tried everything I can think of to eliminate the pests, but they just keep on coming, attracted from all over to the wonderful scent, and then they devourer them completely, as fast as they try to open. I've spread grub killer, used insecticidal soap, traps,(they actually make it worst) and regular sprays. But with no neighbors doing the same, they just come from elsewhere. Oh well, at least I get to enjoy them before the beetles hatch.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Ick. :/
    Have you read this? It may help.

    Mostly what I read is to pick them off and drown them, and use biological agents such as nematods, and milky spore bacteria.

    Good luck!