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Central Midwest Gardening: Squash Bugs

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rural Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2006
3:48 PM

Post #2621176

Any recommedations on controlling my pesky squash bugs? They are "eating" the leafs off of my tomato plants.
Thank you, Marilyn
Humansville, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2006
10:33 PM

Post #2622627

I use sevin or nicatine spray on them just sprayed yesterday but i think they got my tomatoes the grass hoppers are bad too
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2006
4:05 AM

Post #2623554

A good strong household ammonia solution with some hot pepper sauce in it usually does them in quickly. Remember that they are living in the soil, so pour it on the ground around the base of the plants. This is very hard on worms too tho so be prepared with some nice cool water to rinse off the worms if they come up too. Tobacco water works fairly well too but I would make it part of the above solution if used. Just soak some chewing tobacco, cigarette butts, etc, in some hot water until the water is cold. Strain it off and add to the ammonia/ hot pepper solution.
rural Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2006
9:35 PM

Post #2632688

Thank you so much - what a world of knowledge - thank you for sharing it!

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