I spend hours in my garden during the summer and one of the most upsetting thing to me is the return, each year, of the Japanese Beetle. They single-handedly destroy my birch tree turning each leaf into something that resembles lace and not in a good way. Once the beetles feast on the leaves they turn brown and die and my poor tree ends up looking horribly sick.
After spending a considerable amount of money and time over the past two years, it was time to call in the professionals.
Yesterday a very welcome site late in the afternoon, a gentleman arrived from the tree company dressed in a special suit with a breathing apparatus and went to work.
My tree was sprayed from top to bottom and then within minutes the beetles were gone. I've only lost a few leaves and in time hopefully they will be replaced by healthy new buds. My tree professional told me to keep an eye on the tree and should the beetles return it may require another spraying, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.
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