Japanese beetles voraciously feed on 300+ species of plants, costing US agriculture & turf/ornamental industries hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses & treatments. If allowed to become established in Idaho, the impact on farming could be significant. In additional to the aforementioned costs, exported crops would have to be quarantined & inspected before leaving the state.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture started finding high populations of this pest in east Boise in 2012. They consulted with Pro Care on a strategic management plan to treat thousands of properties in residential areas. In working our plan, the city of Boise has seen a 90% reduction in this pest. The goal is eradication, which requires two years of zero catches in beetle traps.
If you live in east Boise around the Warm Springs area, you will likely see Pro Care teams hard at work. The men & women assigned to this project are among the most experienced in Idaho. Some have been licensed Professional Applicators for over 15 years & most have worked on this project for multiple years. You can be confident that these treatments will be done with expertise & safety in mind.