First the freeze, then a drought, now a Japanese invasion in destroying trees and plants all over the Bluegrass.
Japanese beetles like to eat hundreds of different plants, including birch trees, flowering crabapples, and Japanese maples. But they seem to like roses the most.
The beetles usually shred a plant within a few hours, then move on.
Kentucky grape growers are also struggling to get rid of the bugs.
Officials at Talon Winery, in Clark County, say they've been fairly successful in combating the beetles this year by spraying, but they always haven't been so lucky.
Garden experts do have a few tips of how you can get rid of them.
They suggest using grubicides, and organic products with neem oil in them.