Use a Natural Pesticide for Squash Bug Control

Squash bug control is safe and effective with this homemade natural pesticide.
By Gloria Gillies
June/July 2012
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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








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