Asked December 10, 2017, 3:21 PM EST

I have flea beetles, something that looks like a white stink bug and what looks like a yellow Japanese beetle in my garden each year. They eat cauliflower, any and all types of squash and cucumbers. What can I do this year? I am in a community garden and I am sure the pests are in the soil that is used year after year. I try to grow organic but am almost willing to try anything this year

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Take a look at Pest Insects of Vegetables on our website below. This shows photos of insects as well as monitoring, prevention and control. Take a look at flea beetles, possible squash bug, and the cucumber beetle (looks like a yellow Japanese beetle).
Also, our Vegetable Profiles link offers cultural information as well as Common Problems (possible insects pests) at the bottom of each page for the crops you are growing.


See our Vegetable Link for general information http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/vegetables