Controlling Japanese Beetles in Fruits and Vegetables

These destructive pests can decimate a landscape, but they can also do some serious damage to vegetables and fruits.  Adult beetles will feed on just about anything if they are hungry enough, but they definitely have their favorites.  Most commonly, they feed on fruits such as apple, crabapple, grapes, peach, cherry, blackberries, and raspberries and vegetables such as asparagus, corn (foliage and silks), beans, okra, and rhubarb.   Continue reading Controlling Japanese Beetles in Fruits and Vegetables

White Grubs, Moles, and Japanese Beetles, Oh My!

The phone rings. I answer. The person on the other end starts complaining about a small furry creature wreaking havoc in their lawn or landscape. They know what it is, or at least they think they do. They think they have moles. They just want me to tell them how to control it. That’s when I have to put the conversation in reverse and start … Continue reading White Grubs, Moles, and Japanese Beetles, Oh My!