There were quite a few of you asking how to get rid of Squash Bugs, as they came out in droves last season. The best way to treat them is by Natural (Organic) methods.

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Keeping squash bugs out of the garden without resorting to pesticides - wish I had looked at this a month ago. Just ripped out all my squash plants

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BEST Article on TONS of ways to kill Squash Bugs to protect squash, melons, cucumbers, and zuchinni

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Squash vine borers - "we put yellow bowls with water in them, around the squash plants, because the borers go for the color apparently and drown themselves." I'll have to collect some yellow bowls from thrift stores for next year.

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Here's a DIY hot pepper spray which is 100% safe and natural, that I spray directly on my cucumber and pumpkin vines to get rid of squash bugs and beetles.

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Use a strip of aluminum foil to keep squash vine borers from laying eggs on your plants.

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Garlic juice concentrate - squash bug repellant? It would make me sad to use garlic in such an untasty way, but if it stopped the buggers :/

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Cheap, easy, AND organic! This is the best way to kill squash bugs! |

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I'm fighting squash bugs in the community garden. If you're in the same boat as I am, here's how to control squash bugs organically. |

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