How Do You Get Rid of Leaffooted Beetles
Last year I lost almost my whole tomato garden due to Leaffooted Beetles. I found that they were very attracted to Sunflowers, which were planted around my garden. This year, my husband wanted to plant sunflowers and I refused to let him plant them near my garden. He planted them quite a ways away from the garden and I noticed today, his sunflowers are not covered in leaffooted beetles. I was upset when I saw the beetles, but was hoping that the sunflowers would act as a "trap crop" for them. Then I went to my garden and found them covered all over my cucumber plants. I shook the cage that the cucumber plants were in, and they flew away--but that does not mean they won't be back. How can I prevent them from invading my garden, I feel it is only a matter of time before they discover my vegetable garden. I can't find anything on the Internet that says it kills them. They are adults. I have Pyola and Bulls-eye, which are suppose to be for organic gardens, but I don't see anything written that either of those will work on leaffooted beetles. Will appreciate any input on what to do about these devastating insects.