Asked on Jul 10, 2016

I'm in Texas and stink bugs are attacking my tomatoes and squash!

Jennie LeeTms8380657Ardie Jenkins
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Does anybody know how to get rid of stink bugs without pesticides?
6 answers
  • Tms8380657
    Tms8380657
    on Jul 10, 2016

    I meant to say without pesticides

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Are you sure they are stink bugs and not tomato horn worms and squash worms?Spray them with a horticultural oil. Several applications may be necessary.

  • Luis
    Luis
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Since these pests feed and lay eggs on garden plants, you may also want to try spraying them with a kaolin clay (mineral clay) solution as a method for stink bug control. This prevents the bugs from both laying eggs (as they won’t attach) and feeding on plants. It’s also safe for plants, including edible ones, and washes off easily.

  • Ardie Jenkins
    Ardie Jenkins
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Sprinkle your plants with diatomaceous earth.

  • Tms8380657
    Tms8380657
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Thank you to everyone who answered, hoping one of these works. These are fierce destroyers! Have ruined most of my tomatoes and squash.

    • Janet Pizaro
      Janet Pizaro
      on Jul 12, 2016

      Remember you need to know exactly what insects they are before you can control the situation.

  • Jennie Lee
    Jennie Lee
    on Jul 12, 2016

    If you're sure it's stink bugs, there are special baits that look like a bag on a stake. They attract the stink bugs into the bag. Then you throw it away!

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