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How To Control June Beetlesjune beetle

While in the south, there are several different beetles that are referred to as a june bug, the true june bug is the June beetle, the metallic green colored insect that often has yellow stripes on their wings. The june beetle is a very common pest to gardeners and lawn owners because of the damage they do to plant life. If left untreated, June beetles can multiple and ruin a garden because of their frantic eating, mating and egg laying habits.

June beetles are also called May beetles because of the times of the years where they are seen the most. Adult beetles are ¾ to 1 inch long. The upper body of the june beetle is velvety green to a dull-colored brown. The underside of the body is shiny metallic green or gold. Adults also have a distinct, small, flat horn on the head. The grubs of june beetles are white and c-shaped.

June beetles do most of their damage to ripe fruits – tomatoes, figs, berries, apples, peaches, plums, and even corn. This makes them a particularly troublesome problem in orchards. When there isn’t fruit available they’d happily eat grass and garden plants.

June beetle damage to turf can be so severe if their populations are high that the turf grass can be rolled away from the ground much as one would roll up a carpet or rug.  If you have june bugs plaguing your yard, Solutions Pest and Lawn has the products to take them out and keep them away.

How To Get Rid Of June Beetles: 3 Step Solution

Protecting your lawn and garden from the threat of june beetles doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With the right DIY approach and the right products by your side, you can eliminate problematic june beetles and save your garden from further their hungry feeding. Solutions Pest and Lawn carries a variety of professional grade pesticide chemicals which can effectively address june beetles. If you fear damaging the vegetation when treating june beetles, we also have green organic products that will kill june beetles without damaging any of your garden plants. See our simple 3 step process below for june beetles control.

Step 1: Before carrying on with chemical control, it is best to first perform a careful inspection to see where these june beetles are residing and whether you have a small or large infestation in your garden. Check the damage of your garden plant and if there are any eggs in high grass or weeds. Timing is important when treating cutworms as they are known to lay large bunches eggs and it would be best to control them before they hatch and add to the damage.

Step 2: Now to move onto chemical treatment. Equip yourself with a high quality insecticide that you can find below and mix into a hand-pump sprayer. You should also make sure that you are wearing protective equipment when handling pesticides, even organic pesticides, for any chance of skin or facial contact which can be irritating or uncomfortable. Mix and utilize the product according to the set instructions on the label. Apply an insecticide preferably around June or July.   If you observe June Beetles depositing eggs in the soil, you can gauge the timing of insecticide application. June beetle grubs emerge from their eggs about 3 weeks after eggs are deposited into the soil around shrubs and in lawns. Reapplications may be necessary until you see no further damage to your garden or the presence of cutworms has been eradicated.

Step 3: After eliminating the june beetle infestation, you will need to work to prevent the infestation from returning. In the summertime, june beetles will be waiting to feast on your garden. Regular monitoring and a consistent lawn maintenance schedule is the best preventative practice to put into place to make sure june beetles don't make a comeback to damage your garden or lawn.

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