Japanese Beetles: To Bag or Not to Bag
Japanese beetles make a feast out of foliage, turning leaves into brown doilies. There’s a lot of talk about the different approaches used to control these unwanted garden visitors. You may have already noticed one of the most popular methods dotting lawns throughout your neighborhood: Japanese beetle bags. While these “traps” seem great in theory, studies show that the bags tend to attract many more beetles than are actually caught. Learn why some entomologists believe beetle bags can end up causing more of a headache for you and your garden in the long run.
Fight Pests Naturally
We’ve all been frustrated one time or another by garden-pest destruction. Maybe it’s the Japanese beetle eating your beautiful rose blooms or chewing on your beloved basil. Or maybe it’s just a pesky mosquito making your relaxing evening in the hammock impossible. If you’d prefer to avoid using sprays to get rid of these garden nuisances, no problem: There are a number of natural ways to fight off unwanted garden invaders. Try some of these simple suggestions to start practicing no-chemical insect control and to stop your beloved plants from being “bugged.”