Natural Repellent Sprays
There are a number of botanic repellant sprays available for use against Flea Beetles and many other pest insects. These products both kill and/or repel. Flea Beetles doused with these sprays either die or move. New Flea Beetles coming along avoid the area with the repellent spray for several days to a few weeks. Go to Yardener's Tool Shed and check out the products in Natural Insect Repellents
While there have been a number of effective natural insecticides controlling fles beetles that are made from materials such as chrysanthemum blossoms (pyrethrum), neem oil soap, or light horticultural oil, there is now a new sheriff in town. His name is Spinosad.
Go directly to the Spinosad file in Yardener's Tool Shed to learn how this product works and why it is the best solution for flea beetles. Click Here
AzaMax will control flea beetles
AzaMax is a natural product with a broad spectrum of pest control and broad plant applications. AzaMax is an anti-feedant and insect growth regulator which control (kills) pests through starvation and growth disruption within two or three days. Therefore this product is used when the bugger is chomping on the foliage. Any of the sprayers can be used to apply AzaMax
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Control Flea Beetles With Predatory Nematodes
Beneficial nematodes will control flea beetle larvae in the soil. Use the nematodes as early in the season as the label on the package allows. Spread the nematodes according to instructions in the garden beds where you have plants that you know are vulnerable to flea beetles; e.g. eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers. This product will not affect those flea beetles already mature and eating your plants. It just takes care of the next generation.
Check out Yardener's Tool Shed for a Beneficial Insects to find information about Predatory Nematodes.