Outsmart the Squash Bugs: "Aphids on my pepper plants

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Outsmart the Squash Bugs

By Horseshoe
August 11, 2012

Have squash? Have bugs? Have squash bugs? (One of the hardest pests to get rid of.) Try watering squash plants from top to bottom with your hose wand. This makes the adults want to come to the top of the plant to dry off in the sun. Once they are out in the open, come back in a few minutes and spray with a mix of soap spray and rubbing alcohol. It’ll sure get most of them!

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Name: Jan
Central Illinois Zone 5 (Zone 5a)
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Aug 17, 2012 7:14 PM CST
How do I get rid of aphids on my pepper and okra plants? They even make the leaves feel sticky.. yuk!! I've sprayed Sevin on the plants but that doesn't seem to help.
Jan in Central Illinois
Jan from Central Ilinois
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Aug 17, 2012 7:49 PM CST
I've had good results by spraying plants with a strong stream of water from the hose. Once they fall off the plant, most of them won't be able to return. Several applications may be necessary to remove most of the hatchlings.

The other method I use is icky Hilarious! , but effective. I just run my closed finger and thumb up the stem of the plant - squishing as I go.
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Name: Jan
Central Illinois Zone 5 (Zone 5a)
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Sep 29, 2012 3:06 PM CST
After the two inches of rain we had in August, it got rid of the aphids on my pepper and okra plants. Amazing... I had sprayed water from the hose, but it must not have been enough... mother nature took care of it for me.
Jan from Central Ilinois

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