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How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles in 4 Easy Ways

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What are the best ways on how to get rid of Japanese beetles? Now, if you have got roses or any number of plants, and you notice some holes in the leaves like something is eating them. Well, you might just have these Japanese Beetles scouting around.

When they mate it can only mean one thing; they are going to be multiplying! and the more there are the more plants they eat. Now there is a way you can get rid of these insects.

First of all, you can pick them off and squish them on the ground, and then they are dead.


4 Easy Ways on How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetle

If you get an infestation of Japanese beetles and you need to control them, you may have to go with a harsher pesticide.

Still pulling them off and squishing them seems to be the most fun way to do it because you are squishing them like a bug. But there are other ways of doing that and we’ll talk about that right here.

Instead of squishing them like a bug, there are other ways of controlling your Japanese beetles as well. Squishing them like a bug is less invasive to other pests, which might be other insects.


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1. Make Use of Neem Oil

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles

Another way to get rid of these insects (Japanese beetles) is by applying neem oil. Neem oil is organic. Now neem oil just because it is organic does not mean it won’t kill good insects. So:

  • You have to be careful how you apply it.
  • Read the label as to only affect the Japanese beetles.


2. Make Use of a Grub Beater

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles

You can use a grub beater! Looking at the label of a grub beater you will notice it has a picture of a grub. That does not look anything like the Japanese beetle but is in fact the larvae of the Japanese beetle.

So if you can control all the larvae before it hatches, you won’t have any of these Japanese beetles lurking in your gardens or surrounding environment. Also, the grub beater kills grubs all season long so it is advisable to apply this to the ground any time from spring through summer.


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3. Make Use of Systemic Insecticides

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles

The other products I’m going to show you are systemic insecticides such as the Imidacloprid working through plants. This particular one is less invasive and is season-long.

To apply this you mix it with water and pour it at the base of your shrub and it works through the system of the plant, killing the insect.

Some other systemic insecticides work the same way only that you have to spray them on the shrub.

You have to spray three times, waiting seven to fourteen days between applications. You mix it with water and spray it on the tree or shrub.


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4. Make Use of Granules

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles

This one (granules) is actually a rose and flower care for the roses. This insecticide fights and protects against Japanese beetles for eight weeks. To apply this do well to apply it on the ground and then water it.

It works through the system of the plant so you do not have to spray anything. This also is a less invasive way of doing things just like the other insecticides listed above.

  • You put it on your plant on the ground
  • Water it in and let it come up through the roots.

So no spraying. The point is we want to be careful about how we apply these insecticides so as not to harm the good and beneficial bugs, but we also want to kill those nasty little pesty bugs.

So it is either you squish them like a bug or use these amazing products listed above.



Reading to this point, we believe you now know the easy ways on how to get rid of Japanese beetles. So how else would you prefer we get rid of the pesky Japanese beetles? What do you think about our own methods of getting rid of the Japanese beetles?

Do drop them below in the comments section as we would gladly love to know your thoughts on this. Did you enjoy reading this? then do not forget to share this with a friend!

Ememobong Umoh is one of the prominent authors of Pestclue. He is an undergraduate who is experienced in the field and has written numerous mind thrilling articles about insects and animals.

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