I guess that I was being a dreamer this year...thinking that the Japanese Beetle would not visit our yard. They hatched on July 3rd and our whole neighborhood is infested. Everywhere we look there are beetles "having their way with each other" on the plants. I have used sprays in the past to no avail. They tell us not to use the traps...only attracts more to your yard. If we treat our lawn....the neighbors should too. This is what I've been told. This year I am trying something new. I put one ounce of "simple green" in a squirt bottle and 15 oz. of water. I carry it like a gun and at high noon I go out and let them have it. The mixture doesn't seem to hurt the plants, but those pesky critters don't like it at all. We'll have to wait and see what happens.