Japanese beetle traps release both a sex pheromone and a floral scent, are very effective in attracting adult beetles. They fly to the trap in droves, where they crawl or fall into the bag and cant get out. You simply dispose of the bag, and put on a fresh one, and the process starts all over again.
How does the Japanese beetle trap work?
Japanese beetle traps are baited with lures. These lures may have the scent of flowers or the scent of beetle pheromones (sometimes both). These smells travel through the air and the beetles pick up on the scent using their antenna, inviting the beetle to come on over.
Where do you put beetle bags?
Trap placement is critical. Set traps about 30 feet from tasty plants to lure the beetles away. Its best to place them next to a non-flowering tree or shrub, such as a pine tree or boxwood, which is not attractive to the beetles. Four feet above the ground is the ideal height.
Why do people trap Japanese beetles?
Klein maintains, Lure traps provide a visible means of combating a Japanese beetle problem without having a negative effect on the environment. This summer, spend fewer hours hand-picking beetles and properly hang a pheromone trap. Then enjoy the garden and watch as beetles pile up and your plants are protected.
When should I put out my beetle Trap?
When To Put Out The Traps Its best to put out the traps just before the beetles start emerging in mid-summer, or once you spot the first one in your garden. As for time of day… I definitely recommend putting it out either at night or early morning when the beetles arent active.
What should I do with dead Japanese beetles?
Discard dead beetles in the trash. Dead or squished beetles do not attract more live beetles to plants. The beetles are attracted to the release of plant oils when the plants are being chewed.