Squash Bug – How to control

Squash

Bug

Description: Up to 5/8″ long. When newly hatched, they have

reddish heads and legs, and green bodies. Later, heads

and legs turn black, and the body turns a light to dark

gray. They suck sap from leaves of all vine crops, causing

rapid wilting which becomes black and crisp. During

early part of growing season, vine crops are easily

killed.

Solution: Early

detection is important since full grown squash bugs

are difficult to kill. PyolaTM Insecticidal

Spray or 5% Rotenone is effective on younger

stages. With only one generation per year, squash bug

damage can be greatly reduced by keeping vines covered

with Super-Light Insect Barriers until

blossoming begins.

 


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