Asked on Jul 17, 2014

Squash bug invasion

by Adriennelopez
As I was doing my daily inspection of my now Beautiful Pumpkin vines I came across a few adult squash bugs. My husband began checking the underside of the leaves to find a few clusters of eggs. I know where there is one squash bug seen there are many hidden. I SO want to be rid of these guys before they kill my pumpkins and move on to the watermelons and other squash. I dont want to use Sevin or harsh chemicals because there are a whole lot of bees pollinating and I dont want to kill them or any other benificials. HELP me please!! I thought I was going to have a squash bug free season.
  3 answers
  • Rhonda Lacey-Wade Rhonda Lacey-Wade on Jul 17, 2014 There are other organic ways to rid you of the bugs. on youtube. Hope this helps. If not post again and I will send you another I think will work this was just the easiest way I found.

    • Adriennelopez Adriennelopez on Jul 17, 2014
      @Rhonda Lacey-Wade Thank you Rhonda! That was a very informative video-there were even links to rid the garden of other pests! I will let you all know how my battle with the squash bugs is going!!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 17, 2014
    You could try putting diatomaceous earth around the base of the plants, a method that is organic certified. You could also trying putting boards around the base. Squash bugs will congregate under the boards during the night and then can be collected and destroyed the next morning.

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    • Adriennelopez Adriennelopez on Jul 17, 2014
      @Douglas Hunt Thank you so much!!

  • Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman on Jul 17, 2014
    Dish soap and water in a squirt bottle. Every day go spray them bugs. Won't hurt your plant at all.

    • Adriennelopez Adriennelopez on Jul 17, 2014
      @Tracy Chapman Thank you Tracy!! I sprayed with dishsoap water this morning. I hope this also doesnt kill the bees.