Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cucumber Beetles

Besides Flea Beetles, I have managed to grow a significant population of Cucumber Beetles.  The first several years of gardening there were none.  Over the past 3 years I've seen one or two a year but they haven't proved to be too much trouble.  Last year they were on the rise and I bought some sticky traps.  This year I have been killing half a dozen each morning in addition to what was on the trap.  Yesterday I put out a fresh trap, and this is how many I caught in the first 24 hours...

The other size is even worse....

And I'm still killing half a dozen by hand each day.
Gardening is so easy up until the point where the pests discover you have a garden and set up an ever expanding population.

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