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Handling the pesky Japanese beetles

One control method to avoid is the beetle traps sold in many stores. Research performed by many universities has shown that the pheromone traps attract more beetles to a property than they catch. In essence, you are sending the beetles a message to come eat in your yard. If you have a large property (several acres in size) you can use the traps to draw the beetles away from your gardens.

Anne Lenox Barlow is a professional horticulturist who enjoys gardening with her family in Plattsburgh. She also chronicles her gardening experiences at her blog www.northcountrygarden.wordpress.com. She can be reached at a.lenox.barlow@gmail.com.

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