How to Get Rid of June Bugs

8 June 2015
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8 June 2015, Comments 0

They’re here… June Bugs or June Beetles. The June Bugs are really scarab beetles. There are several different species that can be bothering you. The June Bugs usually arrive in late May or early June. However, there have already been reports of the pesky June Bugs in the North Georgia area (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Braselton, etc.). Your grass roots, garden, flowers and plants may be destroyed by these seasonal visitors. But good news! We can help you to get rid of June Bugs with just a couple steps.

Get Namatodes

Although this needs to be done in advance, think Fall, the Nematodes are a small but effective way to get rid of the June Bug larvae. How does it work: The grub eating parasites will eat the larvae of the June Bugs while they are “in the womb” and are unsuspecting. Reminder; This must be done in the fall.

Spray your lawn with a pesticide

Pesticides can be very dangerous to good insects in your yard. It is crucial to find the best product for your exact problem. And remember, killing adults won’t eliminate your problem completely because there may be larvae in your soil ready to hatch next year. Read the directions carefully to avoid overexposure of chemicals to your lawn and water table.

Attract and utilize natural predators

Do you have a pond? Frogs, toads and birds are predators to June Bugs. Frogs are carnivores and will each just about anything they can fit in their mouths. Frogs and toads are also active at night when June Bugs were active. Adult female toads will eat up to 81% of unwanted yard pests!

If you are experiencing problems with June Bugs or any other unwanted pest, our trained technicians can help you! We create a barrier around your home with our external pest control service. By maintaining the barrier with consistency, you will rarely have a problem. And, if for some reason you do, call us and we will come out and fix it as soon as possible!

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