Hi, I found a few more facts online for cucumber beetle control:
1. follow this link: http://www.ghorganics.com/CucumberBeetles.htm
2. OTHER THAN HAND PICKING THEM OFF, HERE IS AN ALL ROUND NATURAL REPELLENT THAT NOT ONLY WORKS FOR THEM BUT OTHER INSECTS ALSO. JUST BE SURE NOT TO SPRAY THE BLOSSOMS BECAUSE IT'LL DRIVE THE BEES NUTS!THERE ARE REALLY NO MEASUREMENTS....BUT TAKE X AMOUNT OF JALAPENOS, ONIONS AND GARLIC. BLEND THEM ALTOGETHER IN BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR. ADD WATER AND SOAK OVERNIGHT. NEXT DAY STRAIN WATER FROM MASH (BEING CAREFUL TO KEEP MASH TO USE UNDER VEGGIE PLANTS.) JUST SPRAY THE WATER. ONE WORD OF CAUTION.....USE GLOVES!!!! THE FIRST TIME I MADE IT I DIDN'T BOTHER AND BELIEVE ME IT CAN BE A REAL EYE OPENER AT 3 AM.!THE YEAR I USED IT WE HAD A GRASSHOPPER INFESTATION IN OUR TOWN AND MOST GARDENS WERE WIPED OUT.....ALL BUT MINE!HANG IN THERE AND REMEMBER....IT'S THEM OR US!LADIES....MAN YOUR SPRAYERS!
3. One lady said she let her chickens in the garden for a day, and they ate most of the beetles!
Now we just have to get some chickens!!!