Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    The beetles are usually here by 7/4. Has anyone in new england seen any action?
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    Just wait, they will get there. They are all over the place in s.e. Pa.
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    You can keep them all down there, thankx anyway.
  4. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    Seen a few Jap beetles over here in western mass. Probably about 10 at one yard. Key word one.

    I do have to say that I know of three seperate accounts that have carpenter ants in trees. Had to cut up a oak branch that fell just yesterday. 1 ft diameter branch that was 80% hollow. Another 12" maple, nice young tree, that has ants on it and it is starting to crack up the trunk. Tree is starting to lean and twist.
  5. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 156

    I'm just across the Delaware river from SE PA and I've seen maybe a dozen jap. beetles. Last year they completely defoliated my grape vines in about two days. My wife's roses get distroyed every year, and we've got a purple plum they love to strip bare.

    This year, everything got treated with imidacloprid (Merit, Admire, Provado). We'll see if it works.
  6. hossmp

    hossmp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I am in Central N.J. and I am just starting to see beetles I figure another week and they will be easy to find.
  7. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    They're really bad in Erie this year, more so than about the last 5 years. We've had a very warm, very dry early summer - perfect for the beetles. In the past if they ate some leaves on lindens or crabs, damage was minor. This year they're defoliating trees. We've begun a spraying program to control the beetles and we're gearing up for grub control later on this summer.

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