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What bugs are eating my cucumbers?
Last Updated: 11th March, 2020
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Besides, what is eating my cucumbers?
Larvae of the striped cucumber beetle eat stems and roots. Pupation occurs in the soil, after which, adult beetles eat seedlings, flower petals, leaves, and ultimately, cucumbers. Once plants produce cucumbers, they are less susceptible to further damage.
Also, what is eating holes in my cucumber leaves? Earwigs chew holes all over a young leaf and chew older leaves around the edges, giving them a ragged look. Flea beetles, tiny black insects that jump when disturbed, scratch holes in leaves and leave white streaks. Cucumber beetles, which are striped or spotted black and yellow, chew small, round holes in leaves.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what bug is eating my cucumber leaves?
Cucumber Beetle Damage Image by carol2chat Cucumber beetles will eat the leaves, flowers and fruit of beans, cucumbers, melons, asparagus, corn, eggplant and squash plants and their larva will chew on the roots of these plant.
What can I spray on my tomato plants to keep bugs off?
Mix up 1 tablespoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon mild detergent and 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil in a gallon of water to make a repellent for all kinds of bugs as well as a fungicide for blight and mildew on the tomato plant leaves. Shake it well before spraying and repeat every week for it to be effective.