Squash bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Locust Grove, Ge
Question by cjsotis
June 30, 2010
How do I get rid of them and prevent them in the future?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Chuck Sotis

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Squash bugs are about 1/2" long, brown or grey, and shaped a bit like a shield. They suck the juices out of leaves and stems. They feed in groups. To control them, find their masses of reddish-brown eggs on the underside of leaves and squash them. Rotate crops every planting season and clean up plant debris, where the bugs can overwinter. I hope this information helps!

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