How to Control Cucumber Beetles Organically

Cucumber beetles may seem to be a small problem- after all they can’t fall a plant in hours like the squash bug can- but cucumber beetles can actually be bad news for your garden!

5 Ways to Control Cucumber Beetles Naturally

These include flowers such as nasturtium and marigold. Or vegetables like radishes and corn.

Companion Planting

Learning the lifecycle of a particular pest can help you decided when the best planting time is for your area.


These include the tachinid fly and braconid parasitoid wasp. both of which are parasites of the cucumber beetle.

Beneficial Insects

Floating row covers, especially on early, young plants, can do a lot towards protecting your cucurbit plants.

Row Covers

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