I don't know what kind of beetles they are but they are killing my apple trees. They are drilling holes and laying eggs!! Someone said equal parts dish soap and water, spray the tree with it and the beetles will die. They also said they were Japanese beetles, but then I was told that we don't have them in Hoopa. Does anyone know of how I can protect my trees, with out harming the trees? If you look in the holes you can see the eggs!! My Uncle used to paint these trees white but that was 6-8 years ago. How do I save these trees? Please help. I don't want to have to cut them down. I don't want to lose these.