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21 June 2007

Squash Bugs

I just noticed a major squash bug infiltration taking place in my back yard. My yellow squash, zuchinni and pumpkins have all been infested by the little buggers.

Knowing they would do a thorough job, I dispatched my sons. They get a kick of our catching them, and of course, SQUISHING them (they have green guts!). I'll go through tomorrow and apply some pyrethrin dust on the larvae.

We destroyed quite a few eggs also.

In past years they have managed to kill entire plants. This year, my resolve was to "go chemical" on them. I've been spraying regularly, but they still have managed to gain considerable ground in my garden.