How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles in Your Lawn

Japanese beetles

Some people find Japanese beetles terrifying; others think they’re beautiful. Either way, this creature is considered a pest and can cause extensive damage to your lawn. Have you spotted these critters around your property? Find out how to get rid of Japanese beetles naturally. 

What Are Japanese Beetles?

Most people have probably seen Japanese beetles but just didn’t know what kind of beetle it was. The beetle has a green and reflective body. As suggested in the name, the species is native to Japan. They were introduced to the U.S. via a shipment of Iris plants in the early 1900s. 

While some people find them scary, they are harmless to people. However, they can absolutely ravage trees and shrubs.

Why Are Japanese Beetles Bad?

Japanese beetles feed on over 300 types of plants. This includes most plants native to Washington. Fruit trees are especially at risk.

Japanese beetle larvae are just as bad. The beetle lays and buries eggs beneath the soil. As the grubs mature, they begin feeding on the grass’ roots, eventually causing the grass to turn brown and die.

Get Rid of Japanese Beetles the Natural Way

The good news is that removal does not require pesticides or other chemicals. You can eliminate Japanese beetles by adding a single and natural addition to your lawn.

Here is what you do: go to your local lawn and garden store and pick up a bag of milky spores. This is a form of bacterium that spreads disease to the grubs beneath the soil. It kills off the grubs before they reach the adult stage.

We Remove Common Lawn Pests

Contact All Weather Landscaping if critters scatter about your lawn. Our lawn care includes remedies for dealing with common pests. This is part of our larger service packages that also include staining and sealing. Getting rid of Japanese beetles prevents your precious plants from turning into beetle munchies.

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