Invasive Japanese beetles will be problem again this year

Friday, February 8, 2013 | 2:28 p.m. CST; updated 2:47 p.m. CST, Friday, February 8, 2013

COLUMBIA — When Ben Puttler began tracking Japanese beetles in 1996, none of the invasive species turned up in his trap at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course.