, a fairly new synthetic Pyrethoid is sometimes used, resistance is not well established. An older version known as fenvalerate. is sold under the trade names Conquer, Fenvastar, Shockwave, and Onslaught as well as several others.
Neem prevents the larvae from developing normally and is also a good alternative for later larval stages. Neem degenerates rapidly in nature and need to be reapplied frequently.
Pyola is an effective alternative to chemicals. Made from canola oil and pyrethrins, pyola controls many stubborn insect pests, including the Colorado potato beetle and cucumber beetle.
Spinosad , an organic pesticide, is based on a bacterium 'Saccharopolyspora spinosa' , which was discovered in an old Caribbean rum still. It was discovered that these bacteria produce a substance that works as a neurotoxin in many insects. Susceptible insect species exposed to spinosad become 'intoxicated', stop eating immediately, and die within days.
Cheescloth tents or row covers are sometimes used to keep the beetles and other pests away from the plants.
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