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Prepare now to protect plants from Japanese beetles

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By Master Gardener, Brunswick County Extension

Japanese beetles and other summer beetles will soon be busy chewing plants. The Master Gardeners will respond to many calls concerning these beetles. Let’s look at these evil critters.
Adult Japanese beetles live for about four to six weeks, lay eggs and die. The rest of the year, the beetles live underground in a grub stage. These plump, C-shaped white grubs literally turn up in gardens when the soil is tilled in the spring. They feed on the roots of grass and other plants before maturing into adult beetles the next summer.
Adults can fly in and out


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