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Subject:  Squash bugs again Date:  8/10/2012  9:44 AM
Author:  jfruhbauer Number:  30304 of 31912

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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