flea beetleFlea Beetle

Adult flea beetles are very tiny, just 2-3mm (1/10 inch) long. They're black, brown, or bronze sometimes with stripes and with enlarged hind legs. They jump like fleas when they're disturbed. The larvae live in the soil and are thin, white, legless grubs with brown heads.

What to Look for:

When attacks are severe, foliage will be peppered with small holes and pits, and growth may be reduced. The tissue around damaged areas will become dry and discoloured.

Plants most often affected:

About the Flea Beetle

Treatment

Chemical

Note: It is important to read manufacturer's instructions for use and the associated safety data information before applying chemical treatments.

Organic

Prevention