Japanese Beetle Flight on the Rise

We observed significant increases of Japanese beetle adults at half of our tracking sites (Bertie, Edgecombe, Wake, Lee, Montgomery, and Henderson counties) this week. This heightened flight activity will likely continue for the next 2-3 weeks. If you are applying a product for preventive grub control, now would be the time to apply if you live in these areas.

Japanese Beetles collected from one pheromone trap 6/23/22

For more information and chemical control recommendations, see the White Grubs Info Sheet. For preventive applications, make sure to read the precaution and remarks section for products that should be applied at or prior to egg hatch.