Garden Pests – Cucumber Beetle (striped, Spotted, And Banded)

Garden Pests - Cucumber Beetle (striped, Spotted, And Banded)

Having already seen these unhelpful critters in my garden this year, it is time to pull out the gardener’s arsenal early before they and go on the attack.

Scientific Name

  • Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)
  • Striped Cucumber Beetle (Acalymma vittatum)
  • Banded Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica balteata LeConte)

Garden Plants Affected By Cucumber Beetle

  • Cucumbers
  • Squash (Summer and Winter)
  • Melons
  • Pumpkins

How to Control Cucumber Beetle

  • Spray or dust with garden safe pesticide when beetles appear, and weekly, as necessary
  • Use yellow sticky traps.  Cucumber beetles are attracted to the color yellow and can be captured with traps.

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