How do I get rid of flea beetles on my plants?

Lavender    Rhode Island


How do I eradicate the Flea Beetles that are eating my lavender leaves? 8 large lavender plants in full sun.

Thank you.

Posted by: gloria (2 points) gloria
Posted: June 30, 2014


Sorry to hear you are having trouble with these insects, you are not alone and this question has been asked previously. Here is a link to the question. There is lots of information here.


Once the insects are established, things like floating row covers are going to be useless but it may help for next year before they arrive. You could try vacuuming them off but you will have to be persistent. You could also try spraying with a neem containing insecticidal soap - again persistence is key! I'm sure our community will have some other suggestions for you - good luck!

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: July 1, 2014

You need to log in if you'd like to add an answer or comment.