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Post  toledobend on 12/5/2012, 6:02 pm

Garden got infested with tem in the last few days. How do I get rid of them? They are eating my spinach, lettuce, and greens.
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Post  floyd1440 on 12/7/2012, 6:17 am

@toledobend wrote:Garden got infested with tem in the last few days. How do I get rid of them? They are eating my spinach, lettuce, and greens.

Last spring everything I planted that was green was being eat'n by something and found out it was pill bugs from the compost I mixed in. Are they ust eating the leaves or going down to the roots?
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Post  camprn on 12/7/2012, 6:47 am

Cucumber beetles are tough. The really nasty thing is they transmit viruses to plants. There are a few back threads about them. Have you found any information ?

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Post  toledobend on 12/7/2012, 11:38 pm

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@toledobend wrote:Garden got infested with tem in the last few days. How do I get rid of them? They are eating my spinach, lettuce, and greens.

Last spring everything I planted that was green was being eat'n by something and found out it was pill bugs from the compost I mixed in. Are they ust eating the leaves or going down to the roots?

They are just eating the leaves. They are leaving some eggs which I am trying to remove. They are supposed to eat cucumbers and melons. I have been using a car vac to suck them off the leaves. But there are more when I get home. One thing though, the whine of the vac seems to aggravate them and they start flying off the plants when I use it.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 12/8/2012, 12:31 am

I found this for you and it seems like there is some great advice. Good luck! http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t13220-cucumber-beetles-on-buttercup-squash?highlight=cucumber+beetles
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