Japanese beetles chewing way through gardens

The beetles rarely kill plants, but they feed on more than 300 different kinds of trees and flowers, eating holes in leaves and blossoms that can cause plants to become brown, KSTP reports.

The beetles were first spotted in Minnesota in the 1960s and their populations have been surging, KSTP reports.

Getting rid of them isn't easy, but University of Minnesota entomologist Jeffrey Hahn has tips if you want to go to war with the pesky bugs in your yard.

Here's more about the beetle from the University of Minnesota.

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