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The Reason You May Be Seeing Japanese Beetles In
Your Yard
Japanese beetles are destructive pests, drawn to favorable environments like well-watered lawns. By understanding their behavior, you can prevent them from invading your garden.
Signs of Japanese beetle infestation include damaged fruits, flowers, and leaves. Structural damage to plants and grass roots can hinder growth and cause dead patches in lawns.
To stop the beetles’ reproduction, refrain from watering lawns during the late summer when females lay eggs. This prevents the eggs from absorbing water and hatching into larvae.
Buried in soil, their eggs require moisture to swell before hatching. By withholding irrigation during egg-laying periods, you disrupt this process and reduce future infestations.