Re: Plum Tree & Beetles

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Posted by Newt on September 10, 2003 at 14:24:09:

In Reply to: Plum Tree & Beetles posted by Wendy on August 29, 2003 at 07:42:20:

: Hi there,

: We have a lovely plum tree in our back yard hovering over our back deck in Maryland. Unfortunately, we've had a huge amount of beetles just eat the leaves to a skeleton. It was so bad we couldn't sit on the deck. I'm looking into control for these beetles and have learned that one method is controlling their larve (grubs). I'm just not sure what type of beetle it is and what would work best on it. The beetles are that irredescent green color and otherwise, mostly black. Any assistance is appreciated.

Hi Wendy,
So sorry I didn't notice your post before this. I live in Maryland too and the beetles are Japanese beetles. Here's a site that will tell you all about it.

http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/housing/japanese-beetle/jbeetle.html

I have found that I like the biological controls best. Here's where you can get them.

http://www.gardensalive.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1063228927
http://www.extremelygreen.com/index.cfm

Best of luck,
Newt

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