Wacky Pest Wednesday: Japanese Beetles

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Happy Wednesday to you, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our newest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  This week, we’re covering the Japanese beetle.

The Japanese beetle is a type of bug that likes to make its presence known during spring, and stay predominately active for most of the summer.  They feed on a wide variety of plants, and often do so in great numbers, leaving behind nothing but a skeleton.

These critters, as their name would suggest, originated from Japan and made their way over to the United States in the early 1900’s.  From then, the Japanese beetle has grown in great quantity, thanks to a lack of natural predators and abundant food sources, like gardens.

While these beetles aren’t known to bite people, they can become quite the nuisance if they invade your garden, because they will eat almost anything green, right down to the inedible core.  However, there are some plants that they will not touch, such as chrysanthemums, chives, and marigolds.  Consider adding these to your garden if you fear for a Japanese beetle invasion.

If you find yourself overrun by these invasive pests, whether it’s in the garden or in the home, always know that we are here to help.  A quick call is all you need to make the critters disappear.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

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