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 Post subject: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:00 am 
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Squash bugs are killing my plants. Does anyone have a good solution. I've dusted with DE, used Garrett Juice Plus with orange oil added and applied garlic pepper tea. HELP!!


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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:11 am 
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I haven't tried it yet, but I just read about a guy using a syringe to inject BT into the vine. (http://northtexasvegetablegardeners.com ... opic=218.0)

Some people also find the worm and cut it out, then "patch" the wound with wet soil.

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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:15 am 
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I have heard of that for squash vine borers but these are plain old squash bugs. They seem to resist everything I try.


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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Don't give up. Last year, my husband orange oiled ours every day and he won the war. This year, we are watching diligently for the adults (including any kind of leaf-footed bug), killing the nymphs when we find them, and smooshing the eggs when we see them.

My suggestion would be to skip the Garrett Juice and just use 2 oz. orange oil per gallon of water and do it every day. Also, get out early and look at the base of the plants. The squash bugs aren't out once it gets hot. The nymphs my husband squished this morning (about 20 of them) took their last munch of our squash plants around 6:30a. :lol:

Again, don't give up! You can win!

One last thought, though, you said "your plants". I assumed you meant squash plants, but what are they destroying? It's possible they're attacking plants that are under stress...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:51 pm 
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http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Squash-Bug_vq2913.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:58 am 
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I had that same problem last season. I mixed liquid dish soap with water in a 5 gallon bucket, and poured it all over the plants and bugs. It took about a week of doing this daily, but did work.


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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:08 am 
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Having trouble with Squash plant. Something is eating the stem. It's open and fraid. Looks like something is eating it from the inside out.


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 Post subject: Re: Squash Bugs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:06 am 
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