The Q&A Archives: Bug in my vegetable garden

Question: I found a bunch of these yellow and black striped bugs hanging out on my zucchini plant leaves. I don't know what they are and how to get rid of them. I thought they were aphids. What are they and what do I use to get rid of them?

Answer: Sounds like a striped cucumber beetle. These pests feed on cantaloupe, cucumbers, squash, and watermelons. You can hand pick the beetles or control them with applications of rotenone, pyrethrum, or sabadilla.

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