Japanese beetle

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RigglePLC, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,806

    I saw the first Japanese beetle of the season here in West michigan on July 8th.

    Also we now have a few spurge and nutsedge problems. Minor crabgrass. What is your situation in your part of the country?
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    Your about a 1 week to 1 1/2 weeks behind us. We are full on with the jap beetles, pool skimmer has been full of em for a couple of days now. Crabgrass is a battle along curbs and edges with all the rain this spring and now 90 degree days.
  3. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    North Carolina is getting our share of the Jap beetles. Started showing up on the roses about a week and half ago. Crab grass is rampant in beds, sidewalks and roadways. We're finally getting a little rainfall to go with our 90 degree days. Perfect storm for weeds and pests!!!! Same 'ol, same 'ol. We see 'em...we kill 'em.
  4. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    tons of sod web worm moth and chafer beetles
  5. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Crabgrass , nutgrass, and lots of Jap beetle's here in PA.

    Is it true that people using bettle traps actually bring more to their property?
  6. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    Yes it's true.

    If there is a Moist Sunny Sopt near the trap, you can be sure all the "Mommie Beetles" will be a layin' eggs nearby, had they not been caught in the trap.

    Those traps are fine for Monitoring......When you catch some, Throw it away.


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