Japanese beetles can be extremely problematic if they get into your yard. They are highly destructive plant pests that eat the roots of grass, as well as more than 300 different plants. Getting rid of them can be very difficult without proper knowledge of these insects and how to control them effectively. That’s where our team of experts at Quality Pest Control can help. We have decades of experience in the Omaha pest control industry, and we can give you the tools you need to handle these pests.
We’ll discuss what Japanese beetles are and how to identify them, the damage they can cause, and what attracts them. Most importantly, we’ll talk about how you can get these pests out of your yard for good.
What Are Japanese Beetles?
The first step to Japanese beetle control is knowing what they are and being able to identify them. Japanese beetles are an invasive beetle species that originated in Japan. They were introduced into the United States in 1916. Their diet consists of a wide range of trees, shrubs, vines, grass, flowers, and crops. Japanese beetles have spread through all the states east of the Mississippi River, as well as several states west of the Mississippi, including Nebraska.
Japanese beetles in Omaha are easy to spot despite their small size, thanks to their metallic green heads and bodies and copper-colored wing covers. They are usually between a third of an inch and half an inch long. They have small patches of white hair on the sides and back of their abdomens. Japanese beetle grubs typically spend the winter hiding underground. Fully-grown adults will usually emerge in late June or early July and begin feeding. Now that we’ve looked at how to identify Japanese beetles, let’s talk about the effects that Japanese beetle damage can have on your property.
Are Japanese Beetles Harmful?
Japanese beetles are extremely destructive insect pests. They attack flowers, trees, shrubs, and fruit and vegetable crops, among other plants. While mature plants can sometimes survive the mostly ornamental damage that Japanese beetles do to leaves and blossoms, young plants can be completely ruined, and the yield of fruit and vegetable crops can be severely impacted.
Japanese beetle grubs feed on the roots of grass, reducing its ability to get the water and nutrients it needs. This can cause dead patches of grass on your lawn. Next, let’s talk about what attracts Japanese beetles.
What Are Japanese Beetles Attracted To?
While Japanese beetles feed on more than 300 types of plants, there are a few that they prefer. These pests are more likely to be attracted to certain plants. These particularly attractive plants include:
- Apple trees
- Cherry trees
- Birch trees
Additionally, Japanese beetles will be attracted to odors left by other beetles, which can cause large numbers of beetles to infest a single plant. While there are some natural remedies for Japanese beetles, it’s best to contact a professional pest control company like Quality Pest Control for help getting rid of these pests.
How Do I Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles For Good?
If you’re wondering how to get rid of Japanese beetles in your yard, look no further than our team at Quality Pest Control. We are a local, family-owned company that helps Omaha homeowners deal with all kinds of pests.
When you work with us, you can always expect the highest-quality home pest control. We’ll answer any questions you might have and do our best to provide the best possible experience. We’re committed to providing you with a pest-free environment. Contact Quality Pest Control today!
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