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~How To Kill Squash Bugs, Squash Bug Eggs, and Nymphs

Looking for an easy, cheap, fool-proof way how to kill squash bugs, their nymphs, & eggs? Organically control the leaf-footed beetle pests in your garden with this method.
Natasha Meininger
Natasha Meininger • 1 year ago

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"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"

squash bug trap - just place newspaper or cardboard around the infested plants and in the morning, they'll be collected together in groups underneath to pick up and drop into soapy water. I'll be getting Brad to do this.