Use a Natural Pesticide for Squash Bug Control

Squash bug control is safe and effective with this homemade natural pesticide.

Squash Plant

Keep your squash plants free and clear of squash bugs with this homemade spray.

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To discourage squash bugs, I make a solution of water, onion and garlic scapes.

I let the mixture sit in a gallon jug until it smells really strong, and then I pour the natural pesticide around the base of the squash plants where the bugs seem to congregate. It has worked for me. (You’ll need to reapply after a rain.)

Gloria Gillies
Hector, Arkansas