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Cucumber and Japanese beetles

Zone Hanover michigan 49241 | shgrt3 added on August 28, 2016 | Answered

How can I try to rid my garden areas of Japanese and cucumber beetles? They completely devastated one of my chrysanthemum plants along with a rose plant and my pumpkins, watermelons and cucumbers, even a stand of Cleome plants. I am going to clean it all up but need tips on what to do now and again in spring. Please help, Sheila

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Alisma
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Answered on August 29, 2016

Japanese beetles and cucumber beetles can be tough pests. I used to have good luck with bag traps containing an attractant for Japanese beetles. There is also something called Milky Spore, a biological control that kills Japanese beetles. These may be available in gardening stores. These articles will give you plenty more ideas:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/japanese-beetles.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/japanese-beetles-roses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/kaolin-clay-insect-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/cucumber-beetle-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/watermelon-plant-bugs.htm

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