Kill, Repel & Prevent Pests

Get Rid of Japanese Beetles in 3 Easy Steps

Did you know... Japanese beetles are so destructive because the adults feed on plant leaves and stems above the soil, while their larval grub form feeds on the roots underground.

3 Step Guide




Step 1
Spray Japanese Beetles Directly

Given their highly destructive reputation, it can be alarming to see a Japanese beetle in your yard. Thankfully, with the right tools they’re easy to knock down.

Just grab a bottle of Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray and give any beetles you see a thorough soak. Alternatively, you can spray them directly with Cedarcide Outdoor Bug Control during your monthly preventative lawn treatments.

Step 2
Protect Your Lawn

Japanese beetles and their larval grub form can devastate your lawn in no time, so let’s get your yard protected. Using Outdoor Bug Control, spray your entire lawn, including shrubs and flower gardens if you have them. For best results, spray again in 1–2 weeks and reapply monthly for prevention. 

Bug-repelling Cedarcide Granules are great for added protection—just spread them throughout your lawn every 4–6 weeks to help repel Japanese beetles and their grubs.

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Step 3
Prevent Japanese Beetles from Coming Back

Lawn health and maintenance are the most important elements in preventing Japanese beetles, so avoid overwatering and using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Inviting Japanese beetle predators like birds to your lawn can be a big help, too. Just offer a few feeders and the birds will take care of the rest. 

For more Japanese beetle prevention tips, click here.


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While the answer can get a bit technical, there are 6 basic ways cedarwood oil works to kill and repel pests like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants, mites and more.

Customers are saying...
"I sprayed this on my flowers out of sheer desperation to help with Japanese Beetles and IT WORKED! They left my beautiful trellises alone! I will be purchasing more when those nasty critters rear their ugly heads next year."
— Marsha F.