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Old 07-08-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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I have to wonder if this is for real.

An "above ground pool" that fits in a black bag? That must be the biggest bag ever, one I have never heard of.

Do you mean an above ground pool fits in the black plastic trash bag that is larger than the white kitchen ones? That's the only reason I can think of for naming the bag color. Perhaps the pool you are talking about is actually a tiny child's pool, a small toddler pool one can get at a great discount now and set on the patio. Even that would take an enormous black bag. But that's not really an above ground pool.

The bugs came....so why get mad at the pool?

Throw the pool away? Why not donate it?

I don't think the bug is twice as big as the picture. More like 1/6 of the pictured bug.

Now you'll be tearing up your grass and putting it in large black bags when I tell you where these bugs come from....the soil. They grown in soil; larvae to Japanese beetle can take a year. They hibernate in winter and guess what they eat...grass roots. When they come out they'll eat flower leaves like rose leaves, etc.

They do like to eat leaves and can make roses bushes, etc look bad. There's a whole thing about Japanese beetles...the little bags, the metal posts, how far apart to have them in your yard and from you neighbors' treatments, as well as some natural remedies.
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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My friend's mom is totally organic but kept a container of gasoline with her to dunk these monsters.
Deodorized kerosene is safer and you can use it and the bugs to start the charcoal grill! Actually, the safest, is to simply put a little dish washing soap (like Dawn) in the water. The bugs lose their ability to swim. We do that with the stink bugs that collect on our screened in porch. We simply hold the cup of soapy water under the bugs and use a small paint brush to knock them off the screen - it works great.
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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It looks like a June bug to me.
June bug on left vs. Japanese beetle on right
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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A Japanese Beetle is a June bug, so is a Figeater Beetle. What are June Bugs? How Can I Get Rid of June Bugs?
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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I have to wonder if this is for real.

An "above ground pool" that fits in a black bag? That must be the biggest bag ever, one I have never heard of.

Do you mean an above ground pool fits in the black plastic trash bag that is larger than the white kitchen ones? That's the only reason I can think of for naming the bag color. Perhaps the pool you are talking about is actually a tiny child's pool, a small toddler pool one can get at a great discount now and set on the patio. Even that would take an enormous black bag. But that's not really an above ground pool.

The bugs came....so why get mad at the pool?

Throw the pool away? Why not donate it?

I don't think the bug is twice as big as the picture. More like 1/6 of the pictured bug.

Now you'll be tearing up your grass and putting it in large black bags when I tell you where these bugs come from....the soil. They grown in soil; larvae to Japanese beetle can take a year. They hibernate in winter and guess what they eat...grass roots. When they come out they'll eat flower leaves like rose leaves, etc.

They do like to eat leaves and can make roses bushes, etc look bad. There's a whole thing about Japanese beetles...the little bags, the metal posts, how far apart to have them in your yard and from you neighbors' treatments, as well as some natural remedies.
i too was puzzled how you'd stuff a pool into a trash bag.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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i too was puzzled how you'd stuff a pool into a trash bag.
You know what, in thinking about it perhaps the pool is inflatable. A child's little inflatable pool. And the poster deflated it. Still would not call it an above ground pool.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Now the kids have no relief from the heat in their super-fun above ground pool because of your paranoia about harmless beetles. Completely harmless and quite beautiful.
Hug trees much? Wow!
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Why did you throw the pool away? The beetles came FOR the water after you filled the pool, they didn't come from the water or from the pool.


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They have been there for a few days thereafter. Pool was a misnomer. I quantified it as such for simplicity but the OCD folks have made such a big deal about the $15 water filled gadget that I bought and threw out.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia
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i too was puzzled how you'd stuff a pool into a trash bag.
Better way to say it than the above poster. A quick thought about the one use wonder I purchased and tossed into a black bag would have sufficed.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia
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I have to wonder if this is for real.

An "above ground pool" that fits in a black bag? That must be the biggest bag ever, one I have never heard of.

Do you mean an above ground pool fits in the black plastic trash bag that is larger than the white kitchen ones? That's the only reason I can think of for naming the bag color. Perhaps the pool you are talking about is actually a tiny child's pool, a small toddler pool one can get at a great discount now and set on the patio. Even that would take an enormous black bag. But that's not really an above ground pool.

The bugs came....so why get mad at the pool?

Throw the pool away? Why not donate it?

I don't think the bug is twice as big as the picture. More like 1/6 of the pictured bug.

Now you'll be tearing up your grass and putting it in large black bags when I tell you where these bugs come from....the soil. They grown in soil; larvae to Japanese beetle can take a year. They hibernate in winter and guess what they eat...grass roots. When they come out they'll eat flower leaves like rose leaves, etc.

They do like to eat leaves and can make roses bushes, etc look bad. There's a whole thing about Japanese beetles...the little bags, the metal posts, how far apart to have them in your yard and from you neighbors' treatments, as well as some natural remedies.
I too have to wonder if you are for real. How about I take the $15 piece of junk and mail the scraps to you so that you can donate them to others.
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