An effective way to get rid of Japanese Beetles is to put milky spore on the
moved parts of your lawn. One application lasts for 10 years. The milky
spores attacks the grubs before they emerge and eliminates most of the
beetles. It may seem expensive but you only need to do it once. You can get
it at most hardware or garden stores. I hope this is helpful. Also it
doesn't hurt the birds.
Manchester Center, VT
>From: jessie <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Birds and Beetles
>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 19:59:41 -0400
>My roses are covered every year with Japanese Beetles and I am puzzled as
>to why my yard birds never are seen taking any of these for food. They are
>right there for the picking but I have never seen a bird on one of the
>bushes. I was fortunate this year when the young European Starlings
>devoured an infestation of European Sawfly larvae on a Mugo pine. Anyone
>else have any information or stories about birds and garden pests?
>South Glens Falls, NY
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