The Q&A Archives: Controlling Squash Bugs

Question: How can I control squash bugs and cucumber beetles? Gladys Larson Mtn. Home, AR

Answer: To control squash bugs and cucumber beetles, as soon as you see signs of them in your garden begin spraying sabadilla dust on the plants. For the cucumbers this will kill them quickly and prevent them from spreading bacterial wilt to your plants. The squash bugs are usually only a problem late in the season, but if they start early and are destroying leaves, spray away. Sabadilla dust is available through, Gardens Alive 5700 Schlenley Pl. Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 812-537-8650

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