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TomatoGirl
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Flea beetles?

Hi,
This is my first year growing potatoes, so I am a total noob to all of it. Noticed some holes in the leaves and some small black bugs that jump. From what I looked up, this is flea beetles.
What can I do to get rid of them? Naturally/organically as possible, but I am open to anything that will work.
Thank you

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Re: Flea beetles?

Though I have never used it on potatoes, my eggplants attract flea beetles, and the best way that I have found to deter them is to spray with Surround. I start early on, making sure that I spray the undersides of the leaves, and it stays on well, except in very hard rain. I keep a sprayer with surround in it at all times, to spray new leaves, or respray, when needed.
Dave

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Re: Flea beetles?

Thank you. I will look for it.

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