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Keeping squash bugs out of the garden without resorting to pesticides - wish I had looked at this a month ago. Just ripped out all my squash plants

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There were quite a few of you asking how to get rid of Squash Bugs, as they came out in droves last season. The best way to treat them is by Natural (Organic) methods.

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BEST Article on TONS of ways to kill Squash Bugs to protect squash, melons, cucumbers, and zuchinni

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DIY Hot Pepper Spray for Squash Bug and Squash Beetle Control

Here's a DIY hot pepper spray which is 100% safe and natural, that I spray directly on my cucumber and pumpkin vines to get rid of squash bugs and beetles.

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How to Control Squash Bugs Organically

I'm fighting squash bugs in the community garden. If you're in the same boat as I am, here's how to control squash bugs organically. |

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SQUASH BUG is the one pest that overwhelms my garden every year, attacking my squash, pumpkins & cukes. I was delighted to find that WOOD ASH from my fireplace repels them - sprinkle ash, they hate to crawl across it to get onto plants. More help *plant companion plants they dislike under squash *put a board under the plant, they'll hide under there, pick them off in the morning & drown in soapy water * spray soapy water on them to murder them * use tape wrapped around your finger to remove

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How to Grow Zucchini Vertically

Growing zuchinni: many experts recommend waiting until mid-July to plant so that you can avoid infestation of squash bug. Use rope or plastic bags cut into strips to tie it to a t-post. It can grow 5 foot or more.

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Garlic juice concentrate - squash bug repellant? It would make me sad to use garlic in such an untasty way, but if it stopped the buggers :/

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Squash vine borers - "we put yellow bowls with water in them, around the squash plants, because the borers go for the color apparently and drown themselves." I'll have to collect some yellow bowls from thrift stores for next year.

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