Just about this time last year, we were starting to see a number of trees and shrubs with Japanese beetles. Japanese beetles seem to appear overnight and can defoliate a shrub within hours and a tree within days.
Easy to distinguish by their opalescent head and copper-colored body, they emerge in early June from their larvae stage and immediately seek out food. Once they start to dine on the leaves of their host, the damaged leaves emit an odor that attracts even more beetles. Japanese beetles prey on a variety of trees and shrubs, but favorites are linden, crabapple, apple, Norway maple, pin oaks, birch, fruit trees and rose bushes.
Response time to treat your trees and shrubs should be immediate. If you see signs of Japanese beetles in your landscape, contact your local Arbor Masters to treat your trees and shrubs … Read More »