Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Japanese Beetles

The life cycle of a Japanese Beetle is like clock work at Forest Lake.  Yearly we can expect to see the adult beetles (photo above on the Lindens beside #16 Tee/#18 Fairway) on July 1rst.  The adults usually are seen in large numbers, and almost have the appearance of a swarm of wasps from a distance.  These insects are NOT harmful to people or animals but instead, cause damage by skeletonizing leaves to a variety of trees and plants.  At Forest Lake C.C. our Little Leaf Linden trees are a primary target.  We will have a tree service spray the trees to eliminate the adult Japanese Beetles from causing tree damage and laying eggs.  During late summer/fall and spring the beetles also can cause damage to turf grass while they are in a grub stage.