My yellow squash and zucchini are infested with both striped and spotted cucumber beetles. I don't think I can use Sevin Dust anymore because I've already started harvesting them. I tried food grade diatomaceous earth, but I don't think it's working. (But it did start raining a couple days after I applied it)
What are my best options for killing them?
They're also attacking my tomatoes and eggplant.
Edit: I have not tried Neem oil, I have not tried pyrethrum.
Organic is not the same as safe. I don't necessarily care if it's organic or not. But I do care whether or not it's safe apply to plants that I'm actively harvesting from. I'm picking squash and zucchini as often as daily.
Application details would be nice too. And along with that, how labor and time intensive it is to use these products. If I have to spray the bugs individually (which doesn't seem all that practical, they do have wings...) that's going to be a different experience than spraying the plants or applying a powder.