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what kind of small bugs eat strawberries?

Question by Jessica: what kind of small bugs eat strawberries?
i caught in a jar a tiny black beetle and there is quite a few on my strawberry plants and i think its them.

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4 Responses to “what kind of small bugs eat strawberries?”

  1. Sly on March 29th, 2011 1:25 pm

    Fruit Flies.

  2. Paul in San Diego on March 29th, 2011 1:34 pm

    Beetles start off as grubs (worms) and these would be attacking your strawberries. When I grew them the most common pests were grubs and worms, pill bugs (sow bugs), slugs and snails, earwigs, etc. The best pest control I found was Bug Geta snail, grub, and insect granules.

  3. Gina and Jason on March 29th, 2011 1:58 pm

    earwigs and pill bugs – that has been my problem since there has been so much rain – they love the moisture and they eat at night so you will not catch them in the act

  4. Bug D on March 29th, 2011 2:05 pm

    You may have strawberry weevils or flea beetles. Both can feast on your berry plants, usually the leaves and the young fruit. You can use a general purpose insect control with fairly good results. Just make sure you read the directions carefully and heed the “Days to Harvest” recommendation. Don’t apply within the stated days to harvest. In other words, don’t use on berries you will be picking this afternoon and having for dessert tonight.

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