I am a "poison-free" gardener. I don't want poisons on the plants I'm growing for food. I rely on companion planting for most of my pest control. Some pests I pick off the plants and dispose of.
I also rely on a clean garden bed at the beginning of the season. I try not to let plants die and harbor all the insect eggs over the winter. If plants are left all winter, I usually burn those off in the spring, killing most of the insects and their eggs.
This year, starting about August 1st., I had an infestation of the black-spotted Cucumber Beetle. The beetle didn't eat my cucumbers. They ate my tomatoes and were on flowers and grasses and peppers.
The little pests were everywhere. I'd not had these bugs before and really didn't know how to get
rid of them.
Maybe you had problems too??
Well, it seems most of the cucumber beetle control starts in the spring, before the beetles get a strong hold. Next spring I'm going to try most of the solutions in the above article. I'll keep you posted.