Answer: It sounds like your squash problem has more to do with the bees than other insects. Squash need bees to pollinate the flowers. If the bees aren't flying or pollinating the squash fruit doesn't get pollinated and eventually it shrivels and dies on theplant. If the squash fruits have black at the blossom end, it could also be blossom end rot effecting the plant. Mulch the squash plants with a 4-6 inch layer of hay, straw... and keep them well watered. You can't force bees to fly and pollinate squash, but you can plant flowers such as salvia to attract them. Also you can hand pollinate the squash blossoms yourself by taking a small artists paint brush and rubbing the pollen from the male (without a small squash behind the flower) flower and into the female (with a small squash behind the flower) flower. This should work!
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