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It's Japanese Beetle season in Illinois and many are figuring out how to deal with the garden pest. Some of the issues with the beetle include the wide variety of plants in the insect's diet, as well as the sheer number of the beetles the state is seeing this year.

 

Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator with the U of I Extension Office Unit 18 appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss the pest.

 

 

Japanese Beetles have hefty appetites, and have appeared in increased number this season.

 

 

Holsinger warned that traps made to capture the beetle, can actually attract more of the insect to your property.

 
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