Few things are more disheartening than finding three little Japanese beetle bottoms sticking merrily in the air as they munch the center of a perfect rose bloom. I have ‘em and they are very well fed.
Fortunately, I also have an eight year-old who needs money. He earns a penny for each beetle he captures in a cup of water. Compared to other gardeners, I don’t have many beetles so hand-picking serves my needs. The insecticide carbaryl (Sevin, Eight, etc.) can be sprayed on them if you have thousands.
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