<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/662/japanese-bettle en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Japanese Bettle]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/662/japanese-bettle?commentid=1998 Its gross, but hand-pick any japanese beetles and toss them in a bucket of soapy water, then dispose of them. Plant some beans or peas, whatever vine-y plants they seem to like, nearby, but not too close to your garden. These can serve as the sacrificial lamb for a short while.  Get some "milky spore" and sprinkle it everywhere.  it does not work instantly, but a few bucks worth of milky spore will attack their grubs in the soil and break their cycle, and it lasts 5-10 years, so it's a great investment!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/662/japanese-bettle?commentid=1998 August 11, 2013