Does milky spore really work?

August 16, 2009

I have had a Japanese beetle infestation that has been growing for the past four years. I don't like the idea of chemical sprays but every year they destroy my plum, rose of sharon, roses, climbing hydrangea, birch tree, etc. I know I have lots of their favorites, but these things have been here for years with no problems. I have heard milky spore applied on the lawn will kill the grubs and prevent the infestation of the adult beetles. Obviously, I can only affect my own lawn. but does this actually work? The lawn guys say they can treat the lawn for grubs, but they have done this before and it did not rid me of the beetles. Anyone have experience getting rid of or greatly reducing these pests? they are taking all the pleasure out of my enjoyment of my gardens, which are beautiful before they arrive. I'd appreciate any help or advice.

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