Greener Days Ahead: Tackling Japanese Beetles and Grubs

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Upper Canada Organic Products Announces the Arrival of the New Rescue! Japanese Beetle Trap in Canada

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Upper Canada Organic Products, based in Toronto, Ontario, is pleased to announce the arrival of the Rescue! Japanese Beetle Trap, which has been approved for use in Canada.

“We are very happy to offer this product as an easy, yet effective way of reducing adult Japanese Beetle populations as well as limiting egg production,” said David Smorenburg, Owner of Upper Canada Organic Products.

The Japanese Beetle is a highly destructive plant pest that has been showing up in gardens from central Canada to the east coast. Japanese Beetles have been a growing problem since the insects entered North America without their natural enemies and found both a favourable climate and an abundant food supply.

According to the USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, adult Japanese Beetles “feed on foliage and fruits of several hundred species of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and field and vegetable crops.” They prefer to feed on the upper surface of the foliage of these plants, consuming the soft tissues between the veins and leaving a lace-like skeleton. Injured leaves eventually turn brown and die. Grubs, at the larval stage of the Japanese Beetle, feed on the roots of various plants and grasses and often destroy turf in, for example, lawns, parks, golf courses, and pastures.

The Rescue! Japanese Beetle Trap uses floral scents proven to be a natural attractant, along with the Beetle’s natural sex attractant. The trap uses a scientifically designed method to control the release of these natural floral and sex attractants to lure both male and female beetles to the trap. The convenient cone design prevents the user from having to handle the actual attractants.

Once attracted, Japanese Beetles fly into the large yellow panels of the trap and are stunned on impact. They then fall into the attached disposable entrapment bag. Once inside, they cannot fly out of the trap.

About Upper Canada Organic Products:

Upper Canada Organic Products is dedicated to selling and distributing non-chemical, safe and effective products that can be used to minimize the amount of potentially dangerous chemicals used in daily life. The company is dedicated to providing effective products at a cost that does not harm family, friends, the earth, or your pocketbook. Products are available in insect control, weed control, organic fertilizers, tools, and natural body care. For product and company information, please visit

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