Pest-Management Specialist Available to Discuss Japanese Beetle Control

Contact: Professor Jm Dill at (207) 581-3879; George Manlove at (207) 581-3756.

ORONO — UMaine Cooperative Extension educator and pest management specialist Jim Dill is available to discuss effective ways to deal with garden insects such as Japanese beetles and other insects that chew away at gardens.

Dill says this year appears likely to be a typical year for beetle proliferation, but any number of crop-eating beetles is too many for most people. Japanese beetles populate differently in different areas, he adds, so while gardeners in one community may find an abundance of the pests, gardeners in another areas may find fewer.