Squash Bug Information

Squash Bug Information - Squash Bugs Pest Control

Affected Plants:
Vine crops.

Damage:
Sucks sap and injects a toxin that causes wilting and death.

Predator Insects:
Tachinid flies.

Natural Insecticides:
Sabadilla, rotenone and pyrethrum.

Other Methods of Control:

  • Hand pick bugs.
  • Keep the garden free of debris and hiding places.
  • Use trellises to raise the plant off the ground.
  • Plant marigolds, radishes, tansy, or nasturtiums nearby.
  • Dust with wood ashes or lime.
  • Use row cover.

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