How can I control Japanese Beetles?
Japanese Beetles are like Aphids suck the life out of trees and shrubs. Japanese Beetles are very common on crape mrytles, roses, river birches, cherry trees, plum trees, and maples. Japanese Beetles can be controlled by using Merit. This is a systemic insecticide that is absorbed into the leaves. We can spray Merit 2 or 3 times during the growing season to help control all leaf eating insects. The worst thing to do is to put out the Japanese Beetle bags because you will just attract more Japanese Beetles. Japanese Beetles also will laying eggs in the winter in the soil, to set the cycle for the spring. Using a grub treatment in the spring and late summer will also help by killing the grubs and larvae. The Merit will work to control aphids, white flies, Japanese beetles, lace bugs, and scales.