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    Quote Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z View Post
    Pheromone bags work wonders but it only by attracting them. You'll end up killing tons of them AND attracting more. Sounds like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place : /
    wow.. It makes me feel good to see you chimed in here. I kind of look up to you (it WAS in secret), but I know you don't care for me. Any recommendations from Mr.Sarracenia? I really don't want my first big shipment of sarrs to get chomped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    but I know you don't care for me.
    I don't recall ever saying such a thing. I didn't care for choices you were making at the time, never said anything about you as a person. Don't confuse the two And holding grudges only gets people no where...bygones be bygones.

    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Any recommendations ?
    Only thing I can recommend is if you have a lot of land put your bog on one side of the yard and put the pheromone bag as far away as you can.

    If you don't have a lot of land...I've had limited success using Sevin insecticide to keep them at bay spraying foliage and the beetles. Unfortunately there's always cannon fodder because other insects will be taken out to. If you're willing to go to the extreme you could wrap a screen (like on your windows) around your bog. Rather unsightly but effective until the adults die off...Could be a while though : / I would just do some mad research on google and see if you can find any techniques people have used before. Surely you're not the first to want to protect your ''garden'', these guys have been invasive for quite some time now.


    Edit: I should have clarified: Don't go spraying Sevin on your Sarrs without testing first. When I said I sprayed foliage with it, I was referring to trees they were eating up.

    Let us know what you end up doing and how it works, I'm sure this thread will get resurrected a few times in the next couple summers...
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    How about just keeping the sarrs indoors for the time being, or covering them with a thin netting if you don't have very many.

    I think the best course of action would be to not expose the plants to the beetles. If there are 1000's than spraying and traps won't help your plants very much.

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    Hey Mass - I used to live in White Lake, MI and every year had thousands of those Japanese beetles in my yard and my neighbor’s yard. My neighbor actually put two of those pheromone bags in their yard to keep them away from their hobs and it only attracted more. They ate all of their hobs but left all of my Sarrs alone. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred P View Post
    Hey Mass - I used to live in White Lake, MI and every year had thousands of those Japanese beetles in my yard and my neighbor’s yard. My neighbor actually put two of those pheromone bags in their yard to keep them away from their hobs and it only attracted more. They ate all of their hobs but left all of my Sarrs alone. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
    They do seem to pick and choose what they destroy. So far it's really only the brambles, i.e. raspberries and blackberries. I'll be sure to keep a real close eye on everything.

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    In my experience, Japanese beetles totally ignore sarrs!
    I have never, ever, seen a Japanese Beetle on my CP's..
    and there are billions of them in my yard..

    4 summers now my CP's have been in their current location..
    4 summers of billions of japenese beetles very close nearby. (nearest infected tree is probably 20 feet away from the sarrs) still havent seen a beetle on the sarrs..

    so it looks like we are lucky, in this case..
    we found one thing they *dont* eat!

    Scot

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    REALLY! Well that makes me feel better. We actually moved the grow table away from the brambles and closer into the middle of the property. In a few weeks we're having a new house built, so I have to keep it out of harms way for awhile.

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    Maybe you should put them in a greenhouse, if you dont have one, you might aswell go out and buy one now as im sure you will some other day!
    Call me Hayden

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