There are many types of beetles, but none of them are beneficial when it comes to gardens. The most common type is the Japanese beetle, which migrated to this country in the early part of the twentieth century. They love roses, birch trees, purple plums, crepe myrtles, dogwoods and cherry trees, but any plant with succulent leaves can be subject to damage by Japanese beetles. And that's just the adults. In their larval stage, the grubs can destroy the root systems of your lawn. If you see chewed leaves and suspect that you might have a beetle problem, the first thing to do is get professional help. It's important to remember that not all bugs are destructive. A reputable pest control specialist can examine your yard for signs of beetles and suggest treatments that will rid your yard of these critters in an environmentally friendly way.
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