Jap Beetles

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cgaengineer, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do not have Japanese Beetles here, but I do have a close relative that is just as destructive. Chinese Rose Beetle. The control is the same. Do not depend on Sevin or pyrethroids for control. Use a soil application of imidacloprid. When Merit first became available in the 1990's, my first test was on my rose garden. It worked so well that it became a standard for control. Once I stopped having to constantly spray Sevin, Diazinon, or Malathion for control of these pests, the health of the roses improved dramatically.
     

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