Most Common Zucchini Pests & Diseases

You want to know how to get rid of zucchini pests and diseases in your garden?

Make sure to check out the tips and tricks on how to control zucchini plant diseases and pests in this article!

Zucchini Pests

PestHow to control it
Cucumber beetlesCucumber beetles are quite common when growing zucchinis at home. You can get rid of cucumber beetles using pesticides or diatomite.
CutwormsCutworms may do great damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of cutworms.
AphidsAphids may also populate zucchini plants. Thus, also get some information on how to control aphids in your garden.
Squash bugsSquash bugs may also populate zucchinis. Hence, make sure to deter them using diatomite or neem oil.
LeafminersLeafminers may also try to feed on zucchinis. You can get rid of leafminers using neem oil or stinging nettle liquid.
Vine borersVine borers also often populate zucchini plants. You can get rid of them using pesticides from the garden center.
ThripsThrips may also do damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of thrips.
WhitefliesWhiteflies may also be present when growing zucchinis at home. Thus, also get some tips and tricks on how to control whiteflies.
Spider mitesSpider mites may also do significant damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of spider mites.
Snails & slugsSnails 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.

Zucchini Diseases

DiseaseHow to control it
Plant moldMold may do great damage to zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are simple ways how to control and prevent plant mold.
Bacterial wiltWilt may also do significant damage to zucchinis. You can use common pesticides to get rid of bacterial wilt.
Powdery mildewPowdery mildew is another common problem on zucchini plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of powdery mildew.
Plant rustRust is also often present on zucchini plants. Hence, also get some information on how to get rid of plant rust.
Damping-offDamping-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 virusMosaic 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 mildewDowny mildew is a fungal disease and can therefore be treated using conventional fungicides.
Leaf spotLeaf spot may be another serious plant disease. Thus, also get some information on how to control leaf spot on garden plants.
Fusarium rotFusarium 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 rotBlossom-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

PestsDiseases
CutwormsWilt
AphidsMold
WhitefliesRust
Squash beetlesDowny mildew
Cucumber beetlesPowdery mildew
Vine borersDamping-off
Snails and slugsFusarium rot
Spider mitesLeaf spot
ThripsBlossom-end rot
LeafminersMosaic virus

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.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchini

Own experience.

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