My experience is that the traps they sell with the pheromone work very well.
We have a large lawn and like the constant feeding of the birds on the lawn.
The elimination of grubs may limit the feed available for the birds... Not
trying to start a fight but we have never spayed or treated the lawn, it
looks fine and the bids hop around happy feeding whenever the snow is gone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Powers" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Birds and Beetles
> Dear Jessie:
> An effective way to get rid of Japanese Beetles is to put milky spore on
> 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
> it at most hardware or garden stores. I hope this is helpful. Also it
> doesn't hurt the birds.
> Barbara Powers
> 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
> >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?
> >Mona Bearor
> >South Glens Falls, NY
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