Get Rid of Japanese Beetles Naturally Without Chemical Pesticides Using Our Organic Cedar Oil Insecticide
The Japanese beetle is an almost robotic eating machine that poses a serious threat to about 200 species of plants, including rose bushes, food crops, and many ornamental trees and shrubs. Adults are a brilliant metallic green, generally oval in outline, 3/8 inch (8 to 11 mm) long and 1/4 inch (5 to 7 mm) wide. Their hardened wing covers are copper in color. The larvae look like typical white grubs that adopt a C-shape when disturbed. A good soil soak with our organic concentrate early in the spring will help kill eggs and larvae and stop the vicious cycle of destruction.
As if the damage caused by adults wasn’t enough, the Japanese Beetle grub is particularly skilled at destroying lawns and turf. To complicate matters, Japanese Beetles have no natural predators in the United States, and they are spreading westward at an alarming rate. Although they are known as clumsy fliers, they can easily travel up to 5 miles, destroying an abundance of favorable food plants in their path.
One of the best ways to eradicate an established Japanese beetle population is to kill every one you see. Not only will this reduce the population that will deposit grubs on your property; it will also prevent adult beetles from releasing aggregation pheromones which attract additional adults to new food sources. Start the collection process early in the morning when the beetles are more sluggish. Simply pluck them off plants and deposit them into a bucket of soapy water. The soap will weigh them down and help keep them in the water long enough to drown. For more intense killing power, add a few drops of cedar oil or tea tree oil to the bucket.
The next best way to eradicate the adult Japanese beetle is to confuse its senses and keep it from landing in your territory in the first place. This can be accomplished with the application of powerfully scented essential oils. Since the Japanese beetle has developed a resistance to a number of chemical pesticides, a good organic formula is worth its weight in gold. If you’re exasperated by ineffective chemicals or homespun dish soap remedies that just don’t seem to curtail the problem, it’s time for a powerful organic insecticide that won’t poison flowers, taint vegetables or harm humans.
While many essential oils are used against Japanese beetles in organic farming applications, our cedar oil formulation is among the most powerful. Cedar oil is a BASE NOTE. In the world of aroma therapy and perfume making, a top note is defined as the first scent you detect in a perfume blend. The base note is the lingering essence that stays with you long after the top note has faded!
If you’re considering using specially designed traps that release pheromones or food scents to lure beetles, beware that most modern studies suggest such traps attract even more beetles to areas that need protection most. Traps can also attract other plant eating insects to your property. When using traps, be sure to keep them downwind and place them in areas very far away from the food sources you’re trying to protect.
Our Formula Works in Many Ways:
- Repels a wide variety of insects with an intense cedar aroma
- Erodes the exoskeleton of insects, contributing to early demise
- Dissolves eggs on contact, but not by proximity. (Eggs must come in direct contact with the formula, not just the vapors.)
- Masks the scent trails that many insects use to communicate, coordinate and flourish
- Discourages new insects from moving into treated territory
Our outdoor concentrate comes in many sizes:
- Quart Size: One quart makes 8 gallons of solution for outdoor pest control and organic farming applications. Each gallon of mixed solution treats 1,000 square feet. Apply with a hose end sprayer.
- Gallon Size: The gallon sized version of our outdoor formula is an excellent value for large yards and wooded lots. One gallon makes 32 gallons of solution for crops, yards, gardens, patios and more.
- 55 Gallon Drum: Huge bulk savings for large commercial farms. One drum makes 1760 gallons of solution. Each gallon of mixed solution covers 1,000 square feet.
Your Safety is Important to Us!
Our pesticides are 100% organic and approved by NOP and other certification agencies. Our product line has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its PCO Choice. As with any pesticide, chemical or natural, our topical formulas should not be ingested by humans or animals. Direct eye contact should be avoided. A mask should be worn when using ANY type of fogging solution for pest control purposes, including organic fog solutions. Prior to fogging, humans and animals should be removed from the home, pilot lights should be turned off and smoke alarms should be disabled. Occupants may return in 4 to 5 hours. Do not spray cedar oil (or any other type of pesticide) into flames or electrical outlets. Should our customers, affiliates or retailers use our products or advise others to use our products without reading instructions, Cedar Oil Solutions will not be held responsible for medical consequences or property damage. Cats treated with cedar oil for fleas should wear Elizabethan cones to prevent them from licking and grooming their fur during treatment. E-cones are widely available at pet stores to prevent cats from licking wounds and surgical incisions. In rare cases, ingestion of this product may cause lethargy or vomiting in cats. The same is true of ANY flea product or shampoo, be it chemical or natural.