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U of I Master Gardeners Offer Tips on Controlling Japanese Beetle Infestations


Many gardeners battle a variety of pests in their gardens every year. One of those pests that has made it's way into Illinois recently is the Japanese Beetle, which often looks like the common ladybug, but will cause havoc to your garden.


Gwen Podeschi, Master Gardener with the University of Illinois Extension Office appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says the beetle is relatively easy to control.



The beetle can cause a number of issues in the garden, and can also give local farmers headaches.



If you have more questions on the Japanese Beetle or how to manage it, give the Master Gardeners a call at 287-7246.

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