Squash Bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Dallas, PA
Question by Veggielady
March 13, 2001
What is the best organic solution to controlling or eliminating squash/stink bugs?

Answer from NGA
March 13, 2001


There are several simple approaches to controlling this pest. One is to make a very thorough cleanup of all plant debris during the season and in the fall. The second is to cover the plants with a floating row cover (summer weight) to exclude the bugs. If you do this, you will need to remove it periodically to allow for pollination or do that by hand using a soft bristled brush. Last, patrol the plants early in the season watching for eggs on the underside of the foliage, and remove the eggs.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Winter's Arrival"