How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles (Plus Fun Facts)

Japanese beetle isolated on the white.

Introduction to Japanese beetles

The scientific name of Japanese beetles is ‘Popillia Japonica.’ It is 0.6 inches in length and 0.4 inches in width. These are small insects that serve as a great threat to our plants. They got their name since they got their origin from Japan. It affects about two hundred plants species including grapes, rose bushes, canna, linden trees and birch trees.

Damage caused by Japanese beetles

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Japanese Beetle Traps: 6 Best Selling Traps in 2019 & 5 DIY Traps

Japanese beetle isolated on the white.

What is a Japanese beetle trap?

Japanese beetle traps are pheromone traps containing lure from two different plants geraniols (Rose) and geranium. These pheromones then attract insects especially Japanese beetles, and they die because they cannot resist it. These are efficient methods of catching Japanese beetles and acts at huge distances.

Do the Japanese beetle work?

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Japanese Beetle Traps: 6 Best Selling Traps in 2019 & 5 DIY Traps

What is a Japanese beetle trap? Japanese beetle traps are pheromone traps containing lure from two different plants geraniols (Rose) and geranium. These ph

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Japanese Beetle Control: 3 Instructions & 3 Control Measures

Japanese beetle perched on a white daisy.

Meet the enemy – Japanese beetle instructions

1. Identify adult Japanese beetles

The adult Japanese beetles measure around 3/8 -4/8 in length. They have a metallic dark green head with dark tan metallic wings. The characteristic features include two rear white colored tufts and five tufts of white lateral hair. There are several species of Japanese beetles which have different features.

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Japanese Beetles: Basic Information, 6 Fun facts & 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them

Japanese beetle on green leaf.

Basic information about Jalpanese beetles

1. Appearance and size

The adult Japanese beetle is one which may be easily identified upon the first look. Measuring at almost half of an inch in length and a quarter in width, the beetle is a broadly backed insect with an overall oval shaped body. Sporting a metallic green body with tinged embedded gray streaks all over, the beetle is quite a looker. Upon the back of its shell’s sides, two copper colored wings with a brownish touch, rest against its back. The wings are not long or wide enough to cover the abdomen but are strong enough to carry the beetle around. Patches of white hair may be commonly observed on the sides of the abdomen of the Japanese beetle which brings it apart from the rest of the Popillia family (Latin name for Beetle).

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