The Japanese Beetles are back!
I am wanting homeowners to be aware of the Japanese Beetle issue happening right now. Here is a link to the University of Minnesota article about the proble
m. If you need help let us know. 612-405-2660 http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/japanese-beetles/
Even Kare 11 News is warning the public of these menacing beetles that can damage your Birch trees, rose bushes and many other plants, trees and garden areas. http://www.kare11.com/life/home-garden/the-buzz-on-japanese-beetles-and-how-to-deal-with-them/280560282 .
Did you know the widely available traps actually cause you to have far more beetles?
How to get rid of Japanese Beetles
We can help control the Japanese Beetle population by killing many the Japanese Beetles in the turf and also preventing future infestations to a certain degree by using a grub formula to prevent the Japanese Beetles from before the Larva stage and grub stage; before full maturation. If you know your options you have a better chance impacting the beetle population. Sadly it seems here in the Minneapolis and St.
Paul areas the Japanese beetle population is booming and the bug is eating rose bushes, birch trees, willows, linden, apple trees , strawberry bushes and all kinds of garden vegetables. The JB is a huge annoyance and without a natural predator in Minnesota what can be done about Japanese Beetles?
- Comprehensive insect control does kill Japanese Beetles as well as mosquitoes, ticks, ants and other common turf and yard insects.
- Grub treatment can prevent a high percentage of the Japanese Beetles eggs from hatching into white grubs.
This is is one of the best ways ” How to get rid of Japanese Beetles ? ”
Further information on Japanese Beetles and lawn insects:
Minneapolis, MN Japanese Beetles Early Grub Warning The Minneapolis, MN summer season is practically synonymous with insects. A few harmless beetles shouldn’t be a cause for concern then…right? Unfortunately, Japanese beetles should set off warning bells if you happen to take pride in having a healthy, green lawn.
While the beetles themselves do not cause damage to lawns, their larvae (white grubs) pose a major threat to most Minneapolis, MN turfgrass species.
White grubs will aggressively chew on a lawn’s root system until there is nothing left, causing the lawn to turn brown and roll back like a carpet or newly-laid sod. Consider the presence of beetles on your property a red flag – or, at the very least, a reminder to schedule your preventative grub control treatment. While your Minneapolis, MN lawn is relatively safe in the pre-larvae stage, surrounding foliage on your property may be at risk.
These green and copper-colored beetles feed on about 300 species of plants, devouring leaves, flowers, and overripe or wounded fruit. They usually feed in groups, starting at the top of a plant and working downward.
They are highly mobile and most active on warm, sunny days, and prefer plants that are in direct sunlight. Life Cycle The majority of white grubs and Japanese beetles complete their life cycle in one year, while others require three years.
White grubs survive in the winter as larvae in the soil. In the early spring they begin to feed again. Later, in the spring and summer, they enter a resting stage (pupae) and then hatch into adult beetles.
The presence of many Japanese beetles on your Minneapolis, MN property can mean a grub problem down the road, as there will be higher populations to reproduce. Our Minneapolis, MN Lawn care team Can Help Grub damage is most severe in the spring and the fall, when grubs are actively feeding near the surface of the root zone.
As the lawn’s root system is eaten away, the grass will start to discolor. Left undiagnosed, grubs from the Japanese Beetles can devastate a lawn in a short period of time.
Adult Japanese beetles often return to the same area year after year to mate and lay eggs. If you’ve had grub problems in the past, you will most likely need an annual preventative control program to help eliminate grubs and prevent further damage to your Minneapolis, MN lawn. Your Minneapolis, MN lawn care professional is trained to recognize grub damage and potential threats to the health and vigor of your lawn. Call
Your Minneapolis, MN lawn care professional is trained to recognize grub damage and potential threats to the health and vigor of your lawn. Call (612) 405-2660 or request an online quote to find out how we can help your lawn look its best. Providing lawn care from Stillwater to Plymouth, Savage to Farmington and in between. Minneapolis Lawn Care Services in the Twin Cities.
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Japanese Beetles are already becoming a plague to Minneapolis trees, bushes flowers etc.
What many people do not understand is what comes next. The beetles lay eggs in your lawn and give birth to grubs.
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Unlike their mom and dad they will actually kill the plants they are eating, namely your green grass root system.
As they say a ounce of prevention or a few pounds in a spreader in this case is worth a healthy or massively damaged lawn.
Weed Man Lawn Care’s grub control supplier actually guaranties that you will not have grub damage or it will be fixed free of charge.
The product goes down at the appropriate time when the beetles are actively laying eggs. It will reduce your next years local populations. Sadly thousands more may migrate to your house but at least it will be much less than it would have been and your lawn will stay healthy.
This is a kid and pet safe application. It will need to be watered in.
15% discount is included. If combined with fertilization and weed control program you can combine the prepay discount for another 10% off.
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