Meyer Lemon and the Cucumber beetle

joann749November 28, 2012

Hello, I brought my Meyers Lemon inside and a dozen Cucumber beetles were on it and I was not aware of this until they started to fly in the house!!!! I did manage to kill them, but I was wondering if they harm the tree, leaves, or fruit in any way. I have not been able to find information about this.

Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do?

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Unlikely they are a pest on your tree, but more trying to over-winter in the tree. You didn't tell us where you live, and it's not in your Zone or My Page (helpful if you add that info for us on the GW forum). I would just hose your tree off well before you bring it inside.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 9:41AM
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I have citrus tres and I have cucumber beetles but have never seen cucumber beetles eating leaves of citrus at least on a large scale. Citrus usually repels them. I wouldn't worry about them Just wash them hitchikers off.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 2:47PM
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Steve, Z (6Bground,5B roof) Cincy,OH

Plant wild amaranth. This is there favorite food even over cucumbers. Make shore you poison the plant so the beetles are killed

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:12PM
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