Department

Filter Results:

Testimonial

03/25/2011

"Bought a $5.00 sprayer part, shipping included, and received it in three days. Probably could have bought it locally but buying from Do My Own Pest Control saved me the hassle of finding a seller and being tied up in traffic burning $3.40/gallon gas. Would not hesitate to purchase from Do My Own P..."

John
Baton Rouge,LA

More Testimonials »






Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetle Control

Japanese beetles have become a huge problem in gardens and yards across the United States. These leaf-feeders can destroy entire plants and even the grubs can cause damage to your lawn. Because both stages of this beetle are damaging, and large numbers can cause large-scale destruction, it can be difficult to control Japanese beetle populations. Using a multi-step approach can help you learn how to kill Japanese beetle adults and grubs and keep them away from your lawn and garden.

Japanese Beetles are the adult stage of white grubs. Please visit our white grub page for ways to eliminate the larvae stage of the Japanese Beetle. This will eliminate your Japanese Beetle issues in future years if you treat early enough for white grubs.

Items 1 - 23 (of 23 Total)   Sort By:
Talstar P (Talstar One)
4.50 out of 5 stars (829)
$24.99
Free Shipping!
Excellent residual insecticide with a broad label: Long residual control over termites and 75 other pests.

Onslaught Insecticide
4 out of 5 stars (44)
$47.95
Free Shipping!
Multi-use insecticide with excellent residual control of over 200 insect pests.

Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix - 20 lb.
4.50 out of 5 stars (22)
$45.54
Free Shipping!
Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix - Treats 7000 Square Feet - All natural grub control


Bifen IT
5 out of 5 stars (358)
$20.95
Free Shipping!
The exact same label as the popular Talstar One but less expensive.

Merit 75 WP - 2 oz. jar
5 out of 5 stars (11)
$35.75
Free Shipping!
lawn insecticide to control grubs, weevils, and other soil and turf inhabiting pests.

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Insect Control Landscape Formula
5 out of 5 stars (8)
$127.52
Free Shipping!
This product provides 12-Month systemic protection against damaging insects including Adelgids, Aphids, Leafminers, Japanese Beetles, and Emerald Ash Borers. Having beautiful trees and shrubs has never been easier.


Milky Spore Powder
4.50 out of 5 stars (2)
$28.99
Free Shipping!
Milky Spore Powder - OMRI certified organic Japanese beetle grub control


Merit 75 WSP - Envelope
5 out of 5 stars (1)
$91.27
Free Shipping!
Merit insecticide in a water soluble packet (WSP) form that dissolves in water to create a powerful lawn and garden insecticide.

Lawn & Garden Dispenser Tube - Use to apply Milky Spore Powder
Not yet Rated
$18.01
Free Shipping!
Lawn & Garden Dispener - use to apply Milky Spore powder, Insect Dust Diatomaceous Earth, and any other garden powder or dust

Zenith 75 WSP Insecticide
5 out of 5 stars (2)
$35.99
Free Shipping!
Zenith 75 WSP is a broad spectrum insect control


Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II
Not yet Rated
$21.48
Free Shipping!
Imidacloprid insecticide used as a soil drench on ornamental trees & shrubs and select fruit & nut trees. Controls leaf hoppers, mealy bugs, scale, whitefly, borers and many additional pests. One application protects plants all season long.

Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Disease & Mite Control Concentrate
Not yet Rated
$21.82
Free Shipping!
Offers systemic, rainproof, 30 day protection from pests and diseases.


Bayer Advanced Complete Brand Insect Dust For Gardens
5 out of 5 stars (1)
$19.12
Free Shipping!
Kills over 60 types of garden insects. Use on trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Stryker Multi-Use Insecticide
Not yet Rated
$55.85
Free Shipping!
Stryker Multi-Use Insecticide is a great insecticide that kills many different kinds of insects.

Bonide Garden Dust
Not yet Rated
$14.91
Free Shipping!
All-natural insect and disease control for edibles; use up to day of harvest


Bug Buster II RTS
Not yet Rated
$27.62
Free Shipping!
Synthetic pyrethroid insecticide for quick knockdown with good residual control for spiders, ants, grasshoppers, roaches, ticks and other outdoor pests.

Bonide Beetle Killer RTS
Not yet Rated
$24.60
Free Shipping!
Multi-purpose insect and caterpillar control

Garden Tech Sevin Ready to Use Bug Killer
Not yet Rated
$13.90
Free Shipping!
Garden Tech Sevin Ready to Use Bug Killer is the easy way to keep your garden insect free. In a easy to use bottle, it is now easier then ever to kill all those annoying pests.


Garden Tech Sevin Ready to Spray Bug Killer
Not yet Rated
$26.45
Free Shipping!
Garden Tech Sevin Ready to Spray Bug Killer is the easy option to upkeeping your garden. No measuring, no mixing, and no mess. Just results.

Arena 50 WDG Insecticide
Not yet Rated
$636.95
Free Shipping!
Broad Spectrum Insect Control

 

Japanese Beetle Q & A

Here are a few common Q & A Japanese beetle facts to help you understand how to control these pests better.

Q: What are Japanese beetles?
A: Japanese beetles are scarab beetles, a family of beetles that tends to appear in early June and last a couple months. All can be called “June bugs,” but each species is different and causes different degrees of damage. Japanese beetles are the adult form of the white grub. Japanese beetles have a distinct metallic green body and head and copper colored wings. All other beetles in this species, like the Asiatic garden beetle, are various brown shades except for the green June beetle, which is mostly a bright green. 

Q: Where did Japanese beetles come from?
A: Japanese beetles were accidentally introduced into the United States in 1916, but before that were only found in Japan. 

Q: Do Japanese beetles bite?
A: Japanese beetles do not bite, but they have spines on their legs that can be sharp. 

Q: What is the Japanese beetle life cycle?
A: Adult females lay eggs in the soil around July. The white, C-shaped grubs emerge from the eggs and feed on roots of grass throughout the summer. The grubs overwinter deeper underground and begin to move up to the roots again when the soil temperature rises to about 50 degrees until they pupate and emerge in early June as adults. Adult beetles live for about 30-45 days. 

Q: What do Japanese beetles eat?
A: They begin feeding on low-lying plants before moving up to shrubs, trees, and crops. Plants most likely to be eaten by the beetles are roses, Japanese and Norway maple, horse chestnut, hollyhock, gray birch, American chestnut, Rose-of-Sharon, apple, cherry, plum, peach, mountain ash, American and English elm, and grapes.

Q: What does Japanese beetle damage look like?
A: They can devour leaves, flowers, and overripe or damaged fruits. The damage appears as lacy leaves for adult beetle damage and yellowed patches of lawn for grub damage. 

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Sprays, Granules & Powders

There are several treatments you can implement for killing Japanese beetles, lessening possible damage, and keeping them away. We recommend using a pyrethroid insecticide or repellant such as Talstar P or a natural insecticide like Essentria IC3 to control adult Japanese beetles. Spraying susceptible plants every 3-4 weeks while beetles are active with the highest allowable rate on the label is important. If your Japanese beetle population is very large, we recommend treating your lawn to kill the eggs and grubs and prevent adult infestations in the warmer months. Treating your lawn with Merit Granules early or milky spore powder later in the season will eliminate many of the grubs. Timing this type of treatment is key and you should contact your local cooperative extension to find out the best time to treat grubs in your area. 

Exclusion

If your population isn’t very high, hand pick beetles off your plants and put them in a bucket of soapy water. Wrapping prized plants like roses in cheesecloth or fine mesh will protect them from large feeding populations. When landscaping a known Japanese beetle area, try to pick plants that Japanese beetles aren’t fond of, such as red and silver maple, boxwood, flowering dogwood, holly, white and green ash, magnolia, red mulberry, white poplar, common lilac, and most ornamental evergreen plants.

Traps

Japanese beetle traps can be effective tools for getting rid of these pests. It is recommended to kill these insects while they are still in the larvae stage (white grubs), but if they are already grown and infesting your property, using traps in conjunction with the sprays mentioned above can work really well. 
 




Can't find the product you are looking for? E-mail us and we'll get it for you!

We sell professional do it yourself pest control (diy), exterminator and
extermination insecticide, pesticide, chemical and bug killer treatment
products to spray, eliminate and exterminate pests.

Many of our products are not available in stores
such as Home Depot, Walmart or Lowes.