Do you have beetles attacking your trees and shrubs? Japanese Beetles are invasive pets that can cause extensive damage to your plants. Did you know beetles can fly from miles away to feed on your trees and shrubs? These pests eat away chunks of tree leaves, flowers, and shrubs. If your beetle infestation is large enough, they will eat all the leaves off of your plants. Although this looks bad, your plants will not die from beetles. Brookside Lawn service can treat your trees and shrubs.
We have treatments as part of our program. We do not do one time treatments for a specific problem. Spraying the plants will cause the insects that eat them to die. The beetles will do some damage as they feed off of the treated leaves. The Beetles will eventually die from eating off of the treated plants.
So, where did all these beetles come from? Japanese Beetles were brought into the United States in 1916, thought to be hidden in a shipment of irises from Japan. These pests were not known to be a major threat to plants in Japan. Beetles are attracted to certain plants and female beetle pheromones. Their favorite plants to feast on include roses, crabapples, pin oak, hibiscus, grapes, and raspberries (just to name a few).
Treated shrubs and trees may still have a beetle problem. Brookside Lawn service will make a special visit for anyone on a regular tree and shrub program with at least 5-steps. As well as anyone who has had a treatment in the last 30 days. Things to consider when planting trees and shrubs choose plants that are seldom damaged by Japanese beetle feeding. Some types are boxwood, red maple, flowering dogwoods, hollies, magnolias and lilacs.