Flea Beetle

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Flea Beetle

Description: Black, often with a curved yellow or white

stripe on either side of its back. Flea beetles are

seldom actually seen; they hop away before you get close

enough to see them. They eat nearly all garden crops,

and the adults are very troublesome when seedlings are

set out. Leaves become riddled with little holes, chewed

through from the underside of the leaf. Larvae chew

on roots of most vegetables, weakening the plant.

Solution: Excellent

results have been obtained using Super-Light Insect Barriers on crops

where pollination is not required. Otherwise, use PyolaTM Insecticidal

Spray or Liquid Rotenone/Pyrethrin on adult

beetles, and Grub-Away Nematodes on larvae.


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