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It's that time of year when we start to see Japanese beetles in the area. They have shiny metal green heads with the wings a coppery-red color.
     
Experts say adult beetles typical emerge sometime in June through July. The beetles favor plants in the rose family and it appears beetles are attracted to already damaged foliage.
     
So act early if you find them.

"The best thing to do right now since they're just now starting to appear is to get out there and hand pick and take a little container of soapy water, dish detergent and water," Duane Gissell, Scott County horticulturists said. "Go out there and that underneath them, go out in the early morning or late evening when they're not as prone to fly away and just poke 'em they'll just drop."

The beetles typically stick around for six to eight weeks.