Green is Great
Green was a great color this spring, mostly due to the Wild and their awesome season where they proved they are a real force to be reckoned with. It was only fitting that during the playoffs the state of Minnesota seemed to be getting in the spirit as well by becoming greener and greener due to the phenomenal spring we were having here in St Paul.
As is usually the case, all good things must come to and end. While we are coming down off the high from a great hockey season, soon we will be ushering in a new green wrecking force. Japanese Beetles! These pests know how to take a great thing and ruin it in little to no time. This ruinous behavior is pretty much what they were designed to do. They know that once they make an appearance they only have a short time to do their worst to your landscape. Adults emerge from the ground and begin feeding on plants in June. Activity is most intense over a 4 to 6 week period beginning in late June. After this intense defoliation, the beetles gradually die off. Individual beetles live about 30 to 45 days, but not before laying the eggs that will develop into voracious adults over the next two years.
Who Invited Them?
Well, technically we did. Japanese beetles were first found in this country in 1916, after being accidentally introduced into New Jersey. Until that time, this insect was known to occur only in Japan where it is not a major pest. It is believed that the Japanese beetle larvae came into the area with a shipment of iris bulbs from Japan sometime before 1912 when commodities entering the U.S. started being inspected.
Un-inviting an Invited Guest
How do you un-invite an invited guest? That’s the easy part. You find someone that does not mind doing the dirty work so they may take care of the issue for you such as your friends at Rove Pest Control! This is the thing Rove’s Tree & Shrub Specialists LOVE doing! It’s practically all we do. We specialize in un-inviting the unwanted guests. Call us today and we will come out for a free inspection.