Natural pest and disease control | Living the Country Life

Natural pest and disease control

You needn't get out the chemical arsenal to rid your garden of unwanted pests and diseases.
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Japanese beetles

Leaves are skeletonized.

SOLUTION:
Use pheromone traps (most successful if your neighbors will use them, too). Apply milky disease spores to your yard to controlbeetle larvae. Handpick the beetles in early morning when they are slow-moving. Use insecticidal soap for severe infestations.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: May 8, 2012

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