The Japanese Beetle. What did I do to you? This little guy along with his many other friends have decided to eat my Honeycrisp Apple Tree. I have 3 trees in my back yard. They decided to only hurt this tree. I am no Gardner by far and these 3 trees are the first fruit trees I have ever owned, or planted. I decided to search the internet to find out what these bugs wanted with my tree!
Don’t they look so cute???
I found that using a little bit of dish soap along with water would bug these beetles enough for them to leave your tree along. I decided to put this to a test.
As you can see from the picture above I used about a teaspoon of the Dawn mixed with water using the spray bottle beside the Dawn. I made sure to have rinsed that “Lysol” spray bottle a number of times to make sure there was no left over residue. Once I made the solution I went outside and tested. Take a look at my quick video I made showing the tree with the Japanese Beetles.
Video – Japanese Beetle