How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles Naturally

5 Things You Can Do


Japanese Beetle -  Popillia japonica

Do you have shiny bugs hanging out and munching on your plants? They might be Japanese beetles. This bug is approximately 1/3″ to 1/2″ long with a metallic green head and thorax with copper-colored wing covers. They are notorious for destroying plants, causing those holes in leaves you might see. And their larvae—the grubs in your soil—are just as destructive. Read on to learn how you can get rid of adult Japanese beetles naturally.

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles Naturally

  1. Welcome birds to your yard. Fortunately, Japanese beetles do have a natural predator: birds. Put out birdseed and set up bird baths to attract feathered friends to your yard, and let them do the work.
  2. Use your green thumb. They gravitate toward plants that are dying and over-ripe. Take good care of your plants, and they won’t be as appetizing.
  3. Cover your plants. Row covers are a thin mesh fabric that can be used all the time. You can use drop cloths to cover your plants at night because the beetles are most active in the morning.
  4. Add another pest. Nematodes are parasitic roundworms. They release bacteria that’s deadly to Japanese beetle larvae, also known as grubs, that are found in your soil.
  5. Soap and water. This easy mixture is a foe for many pests that make themselves at home in your yard and home. Simply mix four tables of dish soap with a quart of water, and put in a spray bottle. Spray it on any beetles you mind outside.

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Japanese beetles are quite destructive for your plants, and sometimes these natural methods won’t do enough to take care of your pest problem. Green Pest Solutions provides integrated pest management as a first solution for all pest control issues in PA, NJ, and DE. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to learn more.


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