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Was visiting with a friend in town Friday and he showed me his new purchase. It was a Japanese Beetle Trap made by the RESCUE! company. Neat little device with a funnel and a phermone type bait station. Beetles show up and hit the trap and fall in what looks like a big ziplock bag that you can dump and reuse. The bait is supposed to last several weeks. Having seen something eating on my okra and beans, I bought one for $7.50 to see what I could catch. I set it out and walked down to the garden about 10 minutes later to see them already swarming the bag. This morning I dumped the trap into a walmart bag, tied it off, and sit it the sun to bake. I went out and bought another. I have another 2 bags full this evening. These things really work.

Resue Beetle Trap.

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That's pretty cool. Are the baits pretty easy to get?

I bought the whole trap for $7.50 at the local Tru Value, bait is good for 6-8 weeks. Lowes, Wally, and other farm/home places did not sell this one locally. Emptied out another sack of bugs today. It emits a smell like citronella but not exactly. I could smell it carry in the wind, and so did the bugs.

When you dump the bag, wash it out or the ziplock does not work well. The bugs are smelly after they spend time as a group in there defecating.

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This is nothing new. These have been out for a few years now.

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This is nothing new. These have been out for a few years now.

This is true, but it is the first season that I have seen them in my garden here. Neighbor over the hill has started a grape vineyard, probably where they are coming from.

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My neighbor and I were discussing those traps. He has the traps I dont. He is catching 100s of them , I dont have hardly any in my yard. Maybe the traps attract them ? On the other hand my garden east of Carthage is loaded with them. The seem to prefer the okra. Much as I hated to I got some spray . They are bad this year.

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My neighbor and I were discussing those traps. He has the traps I dont. He is catching 100s of them , I dont have hardly any in my yard. Maybe the traps attract them ? On the other hand my garden east of Carthage is loaded with them. The seem to prefer the okra. Much as I hated to I got some spray . They are bad this year.

That's what I've observed about the pheremone type traps. Put them in your neighboors yard. If you put them in yours, you'll just attract all of his to you.

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This is true, but it is the first season that I have seen them in my garden here. Neighbor over the hill has started a grape vineyard, probably where they are coming from.

I have had a few this year. Last year I had a few 100,000!!!! My dad in Carthage has 4 or 5 traps and dumps a 5 gallon bucket a day. And I am not kidding when I say a 5 gallon bucket. He dumps them in Srping River for the fish to eat. I bet the cats in there are loving it!!

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Owner Ozark Fishing Expeditions

Co-Owner, Chief Executive Product Development Team Jerm Werm

Executive Pro Staff Team Agnew

Executive Pro Staff Paul Dallas Productions

Executive Pro Staff Team Heddon, River Division

Chief Primary Consultant Missouri Smallmouth Alliance

Executive Vice President Ronnie Moore Outdoors

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I've heard never to use the traps cause they attract all the jap beetles to your yard from miles around. the best way to get rid of them is to spray.

SK

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