How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles:
1. Treat Your Lawn
Using family and pet-safe Outdoor Bug Control, throroughly spray your lawn, including shrubbery and bases of trees. Re-apply in two weeks and then just monthly after that during the warmer months, or more often as needed.
Then for added protection, spread Cedar Granules throughout your lawn and garden, or simply to the most affected areas of your yard. Re-apply every 6 weeks.
Because Cedarcide is non-toxic, no downtime is necessary. You, your family, and pets can enjoy the lawn immediately.
2. Remove Them by Hand
In addition to treating your lawn, removing Japanese beetles by hand can help you resolve the problem faster.
For best results, start in the early morning when Japanese beetles are most active. Wearing gloves, dispose of each beetle by dropping them in a bucket of soapy water (2 tablespoons liquid dish soap per 1 gallon water). And that's it!
3. Prevent Them from Returning
Whether you constantly struggle with Japanese beetles or never had them before, these tips will help prevent Japanese beetles and their costly damage.
• Overly wet lawns lead to larger, more damaging grub and Japanese beetle populations. Avoid this by watering your lawn as little as possible through the summer months.
• During Japanese beetle season—late spring through summer—aim to cut your grass no shorter than about 3 inches. Females prefer to lay their eggs in shorter grass.
• Harvest fruits & veggies early and often. Additionally, avoid growing the beetles' favorite foods, such as apples, peaches, plums, beans, raspberries, hibiscus, and roses. Using row covers or drop cloths is another great option.
• Avoid using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers—these can actually lead to Japanese beetle issues.