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Japanese Beetles are back!

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While out spraying some thorns etc. this evening I saw several japanese beetles on some serecia lespedeza stems.  Checked the orchard and didn't see any there yet.  Not sure how to feel about the beetles rating the serecia, I have a major dislike for both.  Hope they eat the serecia and then choke on the last bite.

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  Yep we have had a little hatch too. Just seen them one place on some hollyhocks so far. This year I will spray some of the ornamentals and flowers. So sad because not recommended for my thorn less blackberries. It is looking for a bumper crop for the berries. 

  BilletHead

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   Beetle emergence is beginning to get out of hand!

     Been picking them off the crepe myrtle and feeding them to fish in the garden pond. Fish go crazy when I throw in a handful.. Besides the myrtle they are swarming on the wisteria.. So I bought some seven spray and gave the plants a quick spray. Then it began to rain beetles! So happy to see them crash and burn :) . Of course there were innocent bystander insects in the dying. Here is some of the carnage,

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     I did read where I can spray my blackberries. You use twice the mix and can harvest after seven days. The crop is still a long ways out for the harvest. I know you wash the berries before consuming? After seven days does the spray become inert? Last year we got berries but the beetles really did a job on the plants. All the dead beetles were gone this morning. I am sure the armadillos found them. I am like MoPanfisher I hate these beetles and armadillos. I hope they choke and die eating the dead bugs or die from consuming the seven :) ,

  BilletHead

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18 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

 I did read where I can spray my blackberries. You use twice the mix and can harvest after seven days.

Seems a bit scary to me. I know it's being done to all things we buy but we are still unsure why cancer is on the rise. But profits are good so it must be fine. 

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1 hour ago, Flysmallie said:

Seems a bit scary to me. I know it's being done to all things we buy but we are still unsure why cancer is on the rise. But profits are good so it must be fine. 

       I know Ronnie what you are saying. My garden is not true organic. The only other thing I use is some seven dust on the tomatoes a couple times each summer for the giant tomato worms. The big tomatoes are easy to wash but the berries ? I bet we would all be scared at what is commercially put on our store bought foods. I cringe at the thought. The stuff imported from countries that have very little rules or none at all. This is one reason I eat wild all I can and do my grocery shopping in the woods and fields. More control what I put in my body. Even this being said the animals I consume eat on the  farmers crops throughout BilletHeadVille. 

  BilletHead

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The Japanese beetles have not been very numerous around my house the last few years, I have no idea why, they were really bad for a while.  Maybe it's a cyclical thing, but if you guys are getting them, I'm sure I will be seeing them soon.

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2 minutes ago, Quillback said:

The Japanese beetles have not been very numerous around my house the last few years, I have no idea why, they were really bad for a while.  Maybe it's a cyclical thing, but if you guys are getting them, I'm sure I will be seeing them soon.

          I hope you don't and maybe it will not happen!

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12 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

  I hate those things.  I have a big beautiful fire red crepe myrtle and they are all of the thing.   

   Double hater :) !     HA !   Don't you wish you had an iguana to eat them there beetles ?

BilletHead

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