Answer: Flea beetles are nasty little critters that do such annoying damage to eggplants as well as beans, cabbage, corn, melons, peppers, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and several other veggies. They especially love the soft leaves of eggplants. Products containing pyrethrum are the closest you'll get to organic control of flea beetle adults. But note that the larvae, little grubs in the soil, can do worse damage, feeding on the rootlets of just as many vegetables. They are easier to control, fortunately, by using biological controls such as our Nature Gard for Gardens (page 141 of our catalog).
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