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My neighbors probably think I’m losing it. Almost every night for the past few weeks, I’ve been outside by our raised beds swatting at the plants and swinging a bowl through the air. But there is a method (and purpose) to the madness.

It’s to catch and crush striped cucumber beetles and stave off devastation to our plants. Last year our cucumbers were doing wonderful and flowering. Then they died. We did notice a small bug flying around the area. It looked like a ladybug, but it was yellow and had stripes – the dreaded striped cucumber beetle.

I really don’t care if they nibble on the leaves. Our plants are pretty well established and would survive a few chewing holes. What I am worried about is disease spread by the cucumber beetle.


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