Prevent sap beetles from invading your garden

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    A little pest called the sap beetle is often found feeding on ripening fruits. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden will reveal how you can prevent the problems that attract these and other ‘opportunistic insects’. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    “For the last three years, half-inch long slender black beetles have infested my tomatoes. Are they flea beetles? They only show up in August and only go after my tomatoes. They enter through any crack or bruise that happens, usually when the fruit is approaching ripeness, and can do a lot of damage. I have resorted to picking the fruit a little early, before the pests can get in there, and then allowing the tomatoes to ripen on my windowsill.”

    — David from Traverse City Michigan

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