BUG KILLING MY VEGGIES

I've got some sort of bad insects chewing up my vegetable garden. I have 6 raised beds. 1 bed has tomatos. 2 bed has peppers, and some butterfly weed. 3 bed has some recently emerged squash plants. 4 bed has onions. 5 bed has some onions, cilantro (flowering) and roses. 6 bed has onions, garlic, and lettuce.
I started using a mixture of milk as a fungus preventer on my roses. This is the only thing I have done different this year… but I seem to have a new bug, or newly noticed bug. As soon as my squash plants emerged, they were attacked and are nearly dead now with one true leaf showing… I noticed some aphids, but also some extremely small insect also on the top of the leaves and also some on the bottom. They are VERY small, and longer than round… if you know what I mean. They are as small, or smaller than, an aphid… but rather than round, like aphids, these are almost rectangular. I tried to get a picture of the bug, but it so dang small I cant get a good picture. Anyway I think it must be chewing my leaves, because I am noticing some holes in the leaves of my tomatoes… and they are on them also. The bugs quickly run across the leaf surfaces when disturbed, and sometimes disappear - as if they flew, or jumped off the leaf.
Can anyone help me identify these bugs, and does it have anything to do with me spraying milk on my roses?
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Thank you all for your help
Tim
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I've got some sort of bad insects chewing up my vegetable garden. I have 6 raised beds. 1 bed has tomatos. 2 bed has peppers, and some butterfly weed. 3 bed has some recently emerged squash plants. 4 bed has onions. 5 bed has some onions, cilantro (flowering) and roses. 6 bed has onions, garlic, and lettuce.
I started using a mixture of milk as a fungus preventer on my roses. This is the only thing I have done different this year… but I seem to have a new bug, or newly noticed bug. As soon as my squash plants emerged, they were attacked and are nearly dead now with one true leaf showing… I noticed some aphids, but also some extremely small insect also on the top of the leaves and also some on the bottom. They are VERY small, and longer than round… if you know what I mean. They are as small, or smaller than, an aphid… but rather than round, like aphids, these are almost rectangular. I tried to get a picture of the bug, but it so dang small I cant get a good picture. Anyway I think it must be chewing my leaves, because I am noticing some holes in the leaves of my tomatoes… and they are on them also. The bugs quickly run across the leaf surfaces when disturbed, and sometimes disappear - as if they flew, or jumped off the leaf.
Can anyone help me identify these bugs, and does it have anything to do with me spraying milk on my roses?
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Thank you all for your help
Tim
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Beerme ( snipped-for-privacy@beerme.com) wrote:

I think they're probably thrips.
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I think you may be right. I've tried some soap spray's, garlic spray's, neem oil spray... ive even resorted to Malathion and it doesnt even work.
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I've got some sort of bad insects chewing up my vegetable garden. I have 6 raised beds. 1 bed has tomatos. 2 bed has peppers, and some butterfly weed. 3 bed has some recently emerged squash plants. 4 bed has onions. 5 bed has some onions, cilantro (flowering) and roses. 6 bed has onions, garlic, and lettuce.
I started using a mixture of milk as a fungus preventer on my roses. This is the only thing I have done different this year… but I seem to have a new bug, or newly noticed bug. As soon as my squash plants emerged, they were attacked and are nearly dead now with one true leaf showing… I noticed some aphids, but also some extremely small insect also on the top of the leaves and also some on the bottom. They are VERY small, and longer than round… if you know what I mean. They are as small, or smaller than, an aphid… but rather than round, like aphids, these are almost rectangular. I tried to get a picture of the bug, but it so dang small I cant get a good picture. Anyway I think it must be chewing my leaves, because I am noticing some holes in the leaves of my tomatoes… and they are on them also. The bugs quickly run across the leaf surfaces when disturbed, and sometimes disappear - as if they flew, or jumped off the leaf.
Can anyone help me identify these bugs, and does it have anything to do with me spraying milk on my roses?
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Thank you all for your help
Tim
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snipped-for-privacy@beerme.com said:

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Tiny, slightly rectangular bugs that "seem to disappear" puts me in mind of flea beetles. These can be truly devestating in some years and can carry diseases (they are the vector for Stewart's wilt, in corn).
Pyrethrins (organic pesticide) or pyrethroids or carbamate (=Sevin) (conventional pesticides) are usually recommended.
Repellents containing hot pepper and garlic can help. Sprinkling the plants and adding a thin mulch of coffeegrounds can help.
Beneficial nematode can control the larval (underground) stage of flea beetles.
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