The Q&A Archives: Controlling Cucumber Beetles on Chinese Lanterns

Question: How do you get rid of the cucumber beetle on new Chinese lanterns? Jim Hawkings Eveleth, MN

Answer: You might try excluding the insects with a floating row cover. Cover the plants early in the season, securing the edges of the cover with soil. Remove the cover when the plants begin to bloom. Floating row covers can be purchased from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply; their telephone number is 916/272-4769.

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