Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?
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    Default Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    I assume the answer is no : anyone aware of any bee safe treatments for Japanese beetles? I've got the traps out, but this year seems particularly brutal. I largely have a "no pesticide" yard/garden/orchard, but I can only pick off so many, and the traps seem overloaded more than normal this year (aware of the "attractant pheomenon with them, but this year is clearly way worse).

    thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    I had pretty good success with the systemic treatments when the beetles hit my roses several years ago. Would not work on anything the bees foraged I fear.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Default Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    I had pretty good success with the systemic treatments when the beetles hit my roses several years ago. Would not work on anything the bees foraged I fear.
    Good point - may help with the roses at least. Roses and most of the apples/pears seem particularly beetle tasty.

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    Default Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    long term help look up milky spore.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    long term help look up milky spore.
    That’s fantastic. Anybody use this over a large area?

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    Default Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by NCBeeGuy View Post
    That’s fantastic. Anybody use this over a large area?
    I used it over a 10 acres, they say it spreads in the soil over time, kind of expensive for large area's but gets better over time.
    if I remember correctly, in different parts of the country there are two types of beatles, this only works on one type.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    a barrier for when they climb up tree trunks, nematodes
    David Smolinski USDA hardiness zone 6b

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