It’s June. Across the country, we are in the middle of growing season and working hard to enjoy the “fruits and vegetables of our labors.” That is, until a garden eating pest comes along. That pest is called a June Bug (a.k.a. June Beetle) or simply just a beetle, pest, etc.
Well, my friend Debbie has a GREAT tip and homemade solution for ridding your garden easily and without causing further damage or chemicals in your garden.
What’s the best way to get rid of them? The June Bug Bath!
Just a mixture of soapy water. Then slap ’em into it with a gloved hand, with the container of soapy water under to catch them. They will fall into the soapy bath and then you are rid of them without spraying or hurting your garden at all! While they are in high peak season, you may need to do this morning and evening throughout the month of June. They are called “June” bugs for a reason.
How to make the soapy solution:
- Squirt 1 TBSP of dishwashing liquid (the BEST is the classic blue Dawn) into 2-3 cups of water. Mix until nice and bubbly (or squirt the soap in an empty container and fill with water creating the soapy mixture).
- Mix the solution in a square Tupperware container since it is easier to handle than a bowl and has more area – the corners help in tight spots when trying to slap the June bugs into the solution!
That’s it! That’s all it takes. Then you can naturally get rid of these pests without harming your garden at all.
Also, while you have blue Dawn dishwashing soap, you can make a natural weed killer too!
Finally, another great solution for many pests are egg shells. Check it out: