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brownthumb78
Belleair, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 29, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9578829

I went out this morning & found these eggs all over my squash & cuke plants. The plants were healthy 2 days ago but now are dying! Can I kill or destroy the eggs? Do I have to Yank the plants or can I save them? Any help would be great. I'm in Clearwater, FL if that makes any difference. I was so upset my hands were shaking so the pics mite not b awesome.

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jmc1987

jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9578875

My first instincts tell me that it could be Black Aphids, not so easy to tell with the photo quality

http://urbanfarmgirl.hubpages.com/hub/Getting-Rid-of-Aphids-Without-Pesticide
brownthumb78
Belleair, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 29, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9578922

UPDATE!! I went out & found these worms under the leaves. They are lite green w/ 2 white stripes. What are they & how do I kill them?

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HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2013
5:38 PM

Post #9579246

Looks like caterpillar poop to me. Find the culprits and squish them with your fingers!

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9579266

southern army worms, cutworms, skeletonizers, kill, kill, kill!, squish those webs, spray, neem oil, bt, but fast!, If you are fast enough your plants may recover

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9579272

tomatoes, beans to start with, then they eat everything else. become moths if they live, bane of every commercial grower, if the planes are dusting, go dust your crops cuz they will leave the sprayed fields and come visit YOU!

jmc1987

jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9579471

caterpillar poo was my second thought, but wasnt too sure due to the blurry photos, hope that things work out
Jim41
Delhi, LA

June 29, 2013
9:17 PM

Post #9579504

They aren't to hard to kill. It's just according to what you are willing to use. If you are a strickler for organic, try the neem oil or bt. If your not, malithion will do the trick. I personaly like a product called Pounce. That is a trademark name and comes only by the gallon. After an hour it is gone. Pretty expensive to buy but only 1 ounce to the gallon of water so cheap in the long run.
brownthumb78
Belleair, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 29, 2013
9:28 PM

Post #9579515

Thanks guys. I.ll give the bt a try & if that doesn't work then I.ll move on to the heavier stuff. Organic doesn't help me if I'm just feeding worms & not my family!
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2013
10:10 PM

Post #9579549

I like you attitude and agree with you. The bt should work, please keep us posted.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9579845

I have not used bt in a long time, but I seem to remember that caterpillars have to consume it in order for it to work. The label should tell one how to use it. I think the caterpillars have to eat the leaves that have been treated, then they stop eating and die.

Wasps eat caterpillars!

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9580128

So do grass spiders. except not Southern Army Worms.. I recognized it from the web spun on the backside of the tomato leaf. I also consider them MY veggies and the bugs can back off.

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