Japanese Beetles end up passing on to the next life. I consider this good. ;)
Eliminating a few Japanese beetles is, as Martha says, a good thing!
My neighbors and I think these bags attract more beetles to the neighborhood. Besides, you still have to dispose of the beetles once you catch them. Ick! We've not used them for a couple years but do spray and use a fertilizer in the grass that is supposed to get rid of the eggs in the ground.
Tom, I've just learned about this ground-based chemical. I'm wondering if, like the bag, it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic? What spray are you using, and is it organic and OK for veggies?Regarding disposal, indeed, smelly. Just emptied the third one from my community garden; it was so full I couldn't tie the top (had to put it in a grocery store bag I had in the car) and dumped it in an outdoors public trash bin. My eggplant leaves in particular are just destroyed by these things (I personally pinched a dozen this morning). So frustrating...
Have you discovered a product called' neem oil'? It is considered to be fine for organic gardeners to use for the control of MANY insects. It doesn't kill them but they seem to forget how to do many things. Here're two sites for info....'www.discoverneem.com and www.gardeners.com/control-japanese-beetles. The problem is that it is like crab-grass and needs to be sprayed early at first hint of insects. Be well and try not to look like an eggplant...I'll miss you.
Well, maybe not such a good idea. "The traps out there have been scientifically proven to make life worse, not better," Pellitteri said.At the very least, I need to move my trap further from our community garden.Here's a link to the full article.http://www.jsonline.com/features/homeandgarden/126646173.html