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Japanese Beetle Trap

 

Japanese Beetle

 

The Adult Japanese Beetle is about ½ inches long and are shiny metallic green in colour except for hard,coppery- brown wings.

 

They have a row of white hair patches below the edges of the wings of each side, and two spots at the tail.

Japanese Beetle Trap

 

Trapped Beetles can't fly vertically out of the container.

 

The slots permit rainwater to drain out and air to go through reducing the odour of the dead beetles.

 

 

Some facts of Life about the Beetle

Adult Japanese Beetles are about 1/2 in (1.27cm) long and are shiny metallic green in colour except for hard, coppery -brown wings. Distinguishing features are: a row of white hair patches below the edges of the wings of each side, and two spots at the tail. Females are just slightly larger than males.

 

The beetles emerge from the turf in late June - July. They live for about eight weeks in a life cycle of continuous eating, mating and egg-laying before dying. For about ten months prior to their emergence, the beetle grubs, which are white in colour, live in the soil, feeding predominately on grass roots. The mature insect flies only in the daytime, preferring warm sunny days. They are most active at mid-day in open sunlight, feeding on many different flowers and trees.

 

 

The Lure of the Beetle Trap

The Tanglefoot Double Lure package contains two attractants, a highly efficient aromatic lure, plus "state of the art" sex lure (pheromone). The aromatic floral lure attracts both males and females, while the sex lure (odourless to humans) emits the scent of several thousand virgin females, attracting males in large numbers. This combination of lures has been proven to catch up to 5 times as many beetles as the floral lure alone! One Double Lure bait pack should be effective for a complete season, in most instances.

 

 

Traps and Accessories

Today, the Tanglefoot Japanese Beetle Traps embodies the key design features that have proven most effective over fifty years of testing and field experience. Its four-finned (omni-directional) shape, smooth polypropylene surface, scientifically tapered cone, and attractive, permanent yellow colour, combine for highly efficient Japanese Beetle trapping. As with other components of the Tanglefoot system, the slotted collection containers come in a number of field-tested and proven design features. Trapped beetles can't fly vertically out of the container, yet its wide mouth permits easy emptying when detached from the trap. Beetles can't chew their way through it as they have been known to do with plastic bags. The slight additional weight helps the trap to remain vertical in a brisk breeze while the many slots permit rainwater to drain out and air to go through thus reducing the objectionable odour of dead beetles. It's economical, too, because its durable and reusable.

 

 

Trap Maintenance

Inspect trap at least 3 times weekly. Empty cage when half full. Make sure vent holes are open. Place beetles in garbage bag and secure. Or, bury dead beetles in garden. Discard Dual Lures at end of infestation season. Attractants last all season.

 

We can control Japanese Bettles. Please contact our office.

 

 
 

 

 

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