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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.
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
If you're of a do-it-yourself bent, you can try here for some
"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
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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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