Japanese Beetle


Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, is a serious pest of turf and ornamental plants. Grubs feed on the roots of grass and adults feed on the foliage of more than 300 plant species. Japanese beetles were first found in United States in 1916, after being accidentally introduced into New Jersey. Until that time, this insect was known to only to occur in Japan, where it is not a major pest.

Early detection allows eradication efforts to begin before pests multiply and spread, becoming economically and technically impossible to control.

If you are interested in helping us guard against the introduction of these pests by having a trap placed on your property, please contact us at (707) 464-7235. Properties with lawns and roses are particularly attractive to Japanese beetles whereas gypsy moths are associated with a variety of trees. 




Resources

More information about Japanese beetles can be found at: 
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/pdep/target_pest_disease_profiles/japanese_beetle_profile.html