If only you could wave a magic wand to get rid of plant-damaging beetles. Well, here's the next best thing: Ortho Beetle B Gon Max Beetle Killer. Kills, controls, and prevents beetles from wreaking havoc in your ornamental landscape. This one-of-a-kind formula controls hole-chewing beetle pests, including Japanese beetle, Asiatic garden beetle, and European chafer. What makes it work so well. Ortho Beetle B Gon Max contains a naturally occurring soil microorganism. Called Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. galleriae, this natural active ingredient targets susceptible beetles and grubs with no adverse effects to desirable insects like bees, butterflies, and ladybugs when used according to label directions. Just mix and apply to plant foliage to control beetle pests, or drench soil surface of ornamental plants to control grubs. After eating the treated leaves, soil or plant roots, susceptible beetles or beetle grubs will stop feeding and then die over a period of days. Shazam, beetles.