What is the Oriental Beetle?
The Oriental Beetle (Exomala orientalis) is an economic pest of Nursery Stock, Turfgrass, Container Ornamentals, Blueberries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, and others. The Oriental Beetle MD is to be used as a control of beetles by mating disruption on areas of crops or ornamentals that are 1 acre or more in size.
The Oriental Beetle is becoming a issue of growing economic importance. It has established itself as the dominant grub in many regions of the United States. Larvae can cause complete destruction of the root system and death of the plant, transport of infested plants can result in rejected shipments.
How to use the Oriental Beetle MD
Deploy Oriental Beetle MD immediately prior to the first emergence of Oriental Beetles in early summer. The dispensers will emit effective amounts of pheromone for 60 days. Hang Oriental Beetle MD dispensers in a grid pattern at a density of 20-40 dispensers per acre. For plants grown in the ground hang at a height of about 1-2 feet above ground. For plants grown in containers, hang dispensers about 1-2 feet above the bottom of the container. See label for more instructions and use rates.