Cucumber beetles are a common garden pest that can wreak havoc on any small garden. They’ll target cucumbers, squash and other garden plants. If these beetles are left to do as they please, by the end of the growing season they will no doubt reduce the annual harvest. Cucumber beetles will complete their life cycle there in the garden so to control local infestations, you need to treat the plants and the ground where their eggs and larvae reside.
Once cucumber beetles are found in any vegetable garden, the best approach is to spray all the vegetables with VEGETABLES PLUS or MULTI-PURPOSE INSECT KILLER. Vegetables Plus uses permethrin as the active ingredient and will provide a good week of residual. Multi-Purpose Insect Killer is the organic option and will only last a day or so. This means you’ll need to treat more frequently using the organic option but you can achieve success.
The ground around the plants should also be sprayed using one of the products listed above. Ground treatments in the fall and spring will insure that any cucumber beetle larvae living in the thatch will die which in turn will prevent future cycles.
Cucumber beetles are a big problem throughout the United States and because we have so much information on how to treat and handle local infestations, we have a separate website just for them.
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