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Squash Bug Identification And Control - Garden Pests

Thanks for the views, comments, and support. Please like, share, comment and subscribe. Thanks! This video is part of a series on squash, melon and cucumber pests and diseases. The other videos in the series can be found here: www.youtube.com How to identify Squash bug adults and eggs. These bugs will suck the sap out of your squash and gourd family plants. If you notice your squash plants wilting these bugs are possibly the cause. Prime time for these pests in hardiness zones 5 and 6 is June, so be on the lookout. There is a lot I don’t know about this subject, so if anyone has more insight please share it. Tags: Squash bug identification control prevention detrimental garden insects pests gourd family cucumber melon butternut acorn pickling slicing watermelon muskmelon honeydew Anara tristis “bacterial wilt cucumber beetle mosaic virus frass vineborer moth Chrysomelidae Melittia cucurbitae companion planting organic gardening “gardening by the foot” “square foot gardening” Back to Eden Erwinia tracheiphila mulch vine borer hover fly hoverly ladybug plant diseases farming be prepared Michigan
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Squash Bug Identification And Control – Garden Pests

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  • JadaPRT
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    You’ve inspired me to go back out to the garden and look over my black zucchini plants. This time I will be wearing my reading? glasses so nothing escapes me. Thanks.

  • BrittfieldBeats
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    You should remove? the part of the leaf where you see the eggs and dispose of it away from your garden. The eggs can hatch even after you think you have destroyed them.

  • MiWilderness
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    🙂 Thanks Lone! i have a video coming up about wild plants in? the garden, so hopefully that will appeal to a broader audience. as they can be found everywhere, some are medicinal, some toxic, edible, etc.

  • LoneWoodpecker
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    Great? research, man! Will check it out! Very interesting and I am definately learning so much about plants with you. Awesome! You are definately in my SHTF-Team, Roosevelt! -Would need the BatWing to go and get you, though…

  • MiWilderness
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    Thanks Allen. It has really came along. I’ve picked quite a few squash, cucumbers, kale? and radishes so far and a couple green bell peppers, cayenne peppers, and jalapenos. My peas are just now forming pods.

  • MiWilderness
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    thanks! This is a new hat, got? it for 10 cents at a garage sale. It’s a bit plain Jane, but is much better quality than the other with the hat band.

  • MiWilderness
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    I put a link to the Cornell University website where more info can be found on the tachinid fly and? other beneficial insects, it’s listed there under a heading Biological controls.

  • MiWilderness
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    I ran out of tobacco juice, but just found out that the hoverfly shown in? the Vine Borer Moth video I uploaded is actually a tachinid fly, Trichopoda pennipes the Feather-legged fly.

    this fly lays an egg on the squash bug which turns into a larva and becomes a parasite living and overwintering in the squash bug. My garden is full of these flies, so hopefully they will get rid of the squash bugs in time. Tachinid flies are bought and sold as beneficial insects to fight squash bugs.

  • LoneWoodpecker
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    Man, gotta check my ones for those darn bugs…, thanks for the great advice, Roosevelt! So, the tobacco-juice doesn’t help or did you run out? of it?

  • MiWilderness
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    You’re welcome. I read June is the time to start watching and it’s best to get them under control before the plants get big, makes it much easier, less places for them to hide and if the eggs hatch you will have squash bug? nymphs everywhere.

  • MiWilderness
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    There are a lot of honeybees in the garden here.? I was surprised how many. Yesterday just about every flower had a honeybee in it,, or a couple horny cucumber beetles. Those things are everywhere and I see lots of folks squash here wilting. Thanks Randy, I’ll have to look into the Spectracide as I spent a full day picking bugs and eggs off the plants.

  • MiWilderness
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    I thought about you when I was talking about overwintering bugs and wondered how? the bugs down there are. I’ve never had problems with bugs on squash, but this season is teaching me all about them. LOL!

  • BornRandy62
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    I mix miracle grow and a bug killer together after I know that the blooms have been pollinated and? spray the entire garden. that way you folliar feed the plants and kill bugs at the same time. just be careful not to get too happy with the nitrogen and time your spray so to not nuke the honeybees. I spray the ground under the plant with spectracide. the bugs end up there during the day when not feeding.

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