Cucurbitaceous plant louse is cause of flowers and leaves of a cucumber and other pumpkin plants are wrinkled and braided. A Cucurbitaceous plant louse is polytrophic pest. The Cucurbitaceous plant louse may attend on plants of a cucumber, a water-melon, a vegetable marrow, an eggplant, pepper, a string bean and many other things. Larvae and nymphs winter basically on weeds. Cucurbitaceous plant louse settle from weeds on cultural plants. Cucurbitaceous plant louse during a season gives more than 10 generations. Females propagate by virginal reproduction.
Ladybirds, larvae of flower flies reduce number of the pests.
In struggle against Cucurbitaceous plant louse value has:
- Destruction of weeds,
- To use chemical preparations (it is necessary to do so that they got on the bottom party of leaves).
- To apply tobacco infusion.
In flowering of pumpkin plants, pest-killer chemicals it is impossible to use for not to poison bees.