Use of Pesticides on Edibles

As an occasional visitor to this site, I hope you will excuse me if this was discussed before.
I have grown a few long beans (probably also known as snake beans). While they are just fruiting, much of the beans are now covered with small dark fly-like pests on the beans as well as the tender parts of the vines. As I wish to consume the beans (if any are left), I am afraid to apply pesticides which may be harmful for consumption. Appreciate some advice as to the appropriate type of pesticide. Thank You.
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On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 19:26:29 +0800 in

at your local nursery, they can send you the right direction.
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On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 19:26:29 +0800, "scyap"

There are a whole host of products made for use on vegetables. If you're not sure, going to a nursery with a knowledgeable staff would be a good idea; but a bit more expensive than a big box store. Always read the label, even knowledgeable staff can get it wrong sometimes.
If you're of a do-it-yourself bent, you can try here for some suggestions
http://www.ghorganics.com/page14.html
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scyap wrote:

You need an insecticide that is listed for use on vegetables, with an appropriate "days to harvest" number (low number for beans, zero if you can find it.) Off-the-top-of-my-head, I'd guess Rotenone, sevin, or malathion. Rotenone is "organic" if that means anything to you.
I'm not familiar with the new insecticides being produced by Bayer; I don't think I trust them yet, but you might want to look into them.
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