In order to defend your flowers, shrubs and bushes against Japanese beetles, make your own organic beetle spray at home. Beetles won’t eat your plants any more because it’s so simple and affordable to create.
Japanese Beetles can do a lot of harm to plants. And in a surprisingly short period of time! Beetles begin to appear in Ohio around the first or second week of July. A small number of insects can quickly escalate into a full-fledged beetle infestation. All in just a few days.
1. An All-Natural Japanese Beetle Spray
Japanese beetles can be deterred with ceder oil. Although the beetles will not be killed by this, they will certainly not enjoy it. They flee quickly if sprayed while they are on a plant. And if it’s already on the plant, they’ll keep it away, which is good for the leaves.
There are a few different ways to make your own cedar oil spray at home. Sprays made from cedar planks can easily be made by simply submerging them in water for a short period of time. If you want, you can use water and pure Eastern cedar oil.