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|Subject: Squash bugs again||Date: 8/10/2012 9:44 AM|
|Author: jfruhbauer||Number: 30304 of 31082|
This is the second year in a row that I've had squash bugs. I hate using pesticides, but that's the only thing that kills them off - they are attacking all cucurbits (this year, only zucchini, yellow crookneck squash and cucumbers).
Last year was the first year I had the little buggers (I've gardened in the same plot for the last six years) and it was also the first (and only) year that I planted pumpkins, so I assumed it was the pumpkins that attracted them (so no pumpkins this year).
Question: do they bury eggs in the soil or something? They were eradicated last year... I'm just wondering if I have to go next year without any cucurbits just to get rid of them??
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