Last season, for the third year in a row, we were inundated with Japanese beetles. They have ruined my black choke berry bushes, the river birch trees, our maple trees and purple plum, not to mention my green beans, and several perennial flowers. And, of course, their grubs are ruining our once-beautiful lawn. I have used Sevin, but sparingly, and really would like an alternative that is more eco-friendly. Will Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust kill these horrific pests?
We would actually not recommend Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust for japanese beetles. The dust is really meant more for treatment indoors inside wall voids or cracks and crevices. I would actually recommend two products. One would be our Talstar P product, which is a concentrate you mix with water. It is labeled for all lawn and ornamentals and can be applied to almost any plant, tree, or bush unless it is fruit bearing that you would eat. It will provide at least 30 days of protection and it we have had very positive feedback from customers. We would recommend Talstar P along with our Beetle Bagger Japanese Beetle Trap for further control.
Answer last updated on: 03/16/2010