Cucumber Beetles 2011
I live in New Hartford (Oneida County) and this is my 8th gardening season. I've had plenty of cucumber beetles before but none (and I mean none) in the past 2 seasons. They're back this year, however. Not a bad infestation but bad enough I guess as they've done significant damage to some cuc and squash leaves but no bacterial wilt yet. Funny thing is they've yet to migrate the approx 180' from one garden to another. Anyhow, fellow Upstaters, I was wondering what your experience with cucumber beetles this season has been--lots of 'em or very few? How do you control them? I hand pick them and squash them (pardon the pun) on the spot. This grosses my wife out to no end. Also, have resorted to applying rotenone (sp?) but only once so far.