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

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Does anybody know how to get rid of stink bugs without pesticides?


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  • 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 11, 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!