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Japanese Beetle

Postby ben01 » Aug 06, 2012 10:21 pm

I finally id'd the beetles that are riddling my fruit trees: Japanese Beetle.

Before I had id'd them, I went to a near-by garden centre and they sold me "Spiderban" and told me I could spray it anywhere and it would kill anything. It wasn't until I got it home that I realized it was a spider-specific pesiticide.

Does anyone know if I got duped or if Spiderban is effective on other bugs? ANything else that eradicates Japanese Beetle? I have a dormant spray kit which I will use at the appropriate time; any comments with respect to that?


P.S. I hate Japanese Beetles
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Re: Japanese Beetle

Postby Jersm » Aug 06, 2012 11:13 pm

I just did a quick google search on it and if its this product ... ID=9810191

its main ingredient is a specific oil that spiders apparantly do not like so they run away or wont make webs in the sprayed areas.

it doesn't even kill spiders so i doubt it will kill beetles.... unless you crush them with the bottle itself.
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Re: Japanese Beetle

Postby kelly_m » Aug 07, 2012 9:40 am


One of the most effective ways to get rid of those pesky hard shelled Japanese beetles (other than squashing them with a spider ban bottle) is a Japanese beetle trap. You place them in the vicinity ( not right up close) to the affected plants. it uses pheremones top attract them, then they fly straight into the bag and never come out! Great invention, and nontoxic!
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