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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).

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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.
 

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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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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.
 
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