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    Thread: Japanese beetle on Japanese maples

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      Japanese beetle on Japanese maples

      I have two Japanese maple trees that I've had for several years and never had a pest problem. Today I went out and Japanese beetles were swarming all over them. It's kind of weird since they weren't there yesterday. I usually only see one every once and a while around the yard. The problem is, one of the trees overhangs the pond so if I put something on them it would have to be safe for the pond. Any ideas?



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      One of the easiest ways to remove Japanese beetles from plants is to shake them off into jars filled with soapy water, or in your case into your pond and they will drown. Good luck.
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      Spray them off with your hose



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      They were mostly flying around the trees. I even had a couple hit me in the head while looking at them. The funny thing is when I went back out later this afternoon the only one I saw was a dead one in a bird bath. I also didn't see any damage on the plants. If they weren't eating the maples then what were they doing? and where did they go?



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