Most Common Zucchini Pests & Diseases
You want to know how to get rid of zucchini pests and diseases in your garden or on your balcony?
Make sure to check out the tips and tricks on how to control zucchini plant diseases and pests in this article!
|Pest||How to control it|
|Cucumber beetles||Cucumber beetles are quite common when growing zucchinis at home. You can get rid of cucumber beetles using pesticides or diatomite.|
|Cutworms||Cutworms may do great damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of cutworms.|
|Aphids||Aphids may also populate zucchini plants. Thus, also get some information on how to control aphids in your garden.|
|Squash bugs||Squash bugs may also populate zucchinis. Hence, make sure to deter them using diatomite or neem oil.|
|Leafminers||Leafminers may also try to feed on zucchinis. You can get rid of leafminers using neem oil or stinging nettle liquid.|
|Vine borers||Vine borers also often populate zucchini plants. You can get rid of them using pesticides from the garden center.|
|Thrips||Thrips may also do damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of thrips.|
|Whiteflies||Whiteflies may also be present when growing zucchinis at home. Thus, also get some tips and tricks on how to control whiteflies.|
|Spider mites||Spider mites may also do significant damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of spider mites.|
|Snails & slugs||Snails and slugs may also be hungry and try to feed on zucchinis. Hence, also get some information on how to get rid of snails and slugs in your garden.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Plant mold||Mold may do great damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are simple ways how to control and prevent plant mold.|
|Bacterial wilt||Wilt may also do significant damage to zucchinis. You can use common pesticides to get rid of bacterial wilt.|
|Powdery mildew||Powdery mildew is another common problem on zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of powdery mildew.|
|Plant rust||Rust is also often present on zucchini plants. Hence, also get some information on how to get rid of plant rust.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off may also happen to your plants if you don’t provide optimal germination conditions for zucchini seedlings. Thus, improve lighting and soil conditions as best as possible to prevent damping-off.|
|Mosaic virus||Mosaic virus is a serious plant disease. Once you spot it on zucchini plants, make sure to get rid of infested plants as soon as possible to avoid the spread of mosaic virus in your garden.|
|Downy mildew||Downy mildew is a fungal disease and can therefore be treated using conventional fungicides.|
|Leaf spot||Leaf spot may be another serious plant disease. Thus, also get some information on how to control leaf spot on garden plants.|
|Fusarium rot||Fusarium rot may lead to the decay of zucchini plants. Since this plant disease cannot be treated properly, just get rid of infested plants to avoid a further spread in your garden.|
|Blossom-end rot||Blossom-end rot is quite common on zucchini plants. Hence, make sure to get tips and tricks on how to get rid of blossom-end rot.|
Zucchini Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Squash beetles||Downy mildew|
|Cucumber beetles||Powdery mildew|
|Snails and slugs||Fusarium rot|
|Spider mites||Leaf spot|
How to deal with Zucchini Pests & Diseases?
Now that you know how to get rid of zucchini pests and diseases in an easy but yet effective manner, you may also want to have a look at my zucchini grower’s guide and also on my growing zucchini FAQ section to get additional information on how to grow zucchinis at home in the best possible manner.