If you live in the Omaha metro area, the plants in your landscape are most likely affected by the destruction of Japanese beetles, whether it be at the larval or adult stage. The adult beetle and juvenile grubs are threatening pests that attack many crops, turf, garden fruits and vegetables, and more than 300 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. They just are not very picky! Japanese beetle harm to plants is simple to recognize. Typically, the bugs can be caught in the act, visible and hanging out on the foliage or in the blooms. The significant signs of Japanese beetles are comprised of skeletonized leaves or entire defoliation of a leaf.
Fortunately, in most cases adult Japanese beetle destruction is only aesthetic and is not fatal to most plants providing that there is not substantial or long-term injury. For example, most rose bushes can survive Japanese beetle feeding with only the considerable damage done to the blooms. However, why have a rose bush if you cannot enjoy the blooms? What can be done about these annoying creatures?
Removing beetles by hand from favored plants can be a pragmatic and successful management practice for smaller landscapes or few plants, particularly when only a small number of the little monsters are present in the landscape. Physically picking them off the plant and dropping them in to warm water with soap is an effective means for control. To inquire further about how All American combats Japanese beetles chemically in the landscape, call the office at 402-408-0000.