Is there a product I can use to to eliminate garden pests from soil?

Debbie Polson
by Debbie Polson

I would like to find any good ideas on how to control earwigs and squashbugs by killing overwintering eggs and insect. I know to clean up debris, but is there any product that I could work into the soil that would help?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Sep 04, 2019

    Hi Debbie, hope this information is helpful. How to Flush out Garden Pests in Winter -

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    Dec 15, 2016 - One of the very simplest ways to quash overwintering bugs is to work out where they're hiding and bring them to the surface. The best way to do this at ground level, particularly around fruit trees and bushes, is to rake up and remove fallen leaves, before turning over the top few inches (5-10cm or so) of soil.

  • DAWN DAWN on Sep 04, 2019

    diatomatious earth, is at any Home Depot or Lowes, and it is crushed shells and will dry out and kill any soft bodied bugs. We use it on ALL tomatoes, the garden, flowers, and around the garden and along any entry into your home. You may also use cream of wheat, dry and uncooked, to feed ants and they bloat and die.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 05, 2019

    Hi there Debbie, Only replace the entire garden with sterile soil, but then of course the bugs will move in in time........sorry

  • Debbie Fulton Debbie Fulton on Sep 05, 2019

    You can use a very safe. Food Grade product called, diatomaceous earth. It's product that kills several types of insects. It's comprised of dead coral, from dead/dry sea beds. It works really well