One of the most devastating pests of urban landscapes in the United States, Japanese Beetles are a force to be reckoned with. Traveling and eating in groups, they do the most damage. The beetles are most active on warm, sunny days and prefer plants in direct sunlight. When laying eggs, the female beetle seeks out moist, grassy areas, as adequate moisture is needed to keep eggs and newly-hatched grubs from drying out. Excessive rainfall or heavy watering of lawns does not bother them. June is the month they descend upon us, as adults emerge from the soil and begin feeding on plants. It is most intense over a 4 to 6 week period beginning in late June, after which the terrorizing beetles gradually die off.
Now is the time to prepare yourself. Though it has begun, we have time to stop them from destroying our gardens. At Strange's, our mission is your gardening success and we mean it. We want you to arm yourself, and not give up without a fight. You've worked too hard on that pristine lawn and perfectly healthy garden to let the Japanese Beetle win. Below we share a few products you can find at Strange's that will put the odds in your favor.
Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew: This product contains Spinosad, a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium. This makes Captain Jack's an organic pesticide and safe to use for indoor gardening. It targets a multitude of insects, including the Japanese Beetle. This product may be applied directly from the container.