Control Japanese Beetles With a Non-Toxic Natural Spray

Control Japanese beetles with a non-toxic natural spray and when to spray the garden, includes recipe for this easy to make beetle spray.
By Tina Dunbar
December 2000/January 2001
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To help control those nasty Japanese beetles without using dangerous pesticides, you can do some preventative maintenance in early spring.
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Learn how to control Japanese beetles with a non-toxic natural spray for the garden. 

To help control those nasty Japanese beetles without using dangerous pesticides, you can do some preventative maintenance in early spring. Control Japanese beetles with a non-toxic natural spray that is easy to put together from household items. Spray your yard with a light mixture of dishwashing detergent and water. This also reduces the surface tension of the water and allows your plants to soak up more water. Do this several times every couple of weeks in the spring (March to April) before larvae hatch, and you will notice a big difference in the number of beetles. Now you just have to convince your neighbors to do the same!

Tina Dunbar
Villa Rica, Georgia
 








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