Use a Natural Pesticide for Squash Bug Control

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

| June/July 2012

  • Squash Plant
    Keep your squash plants free and clear of squash bugs with this homemade spray.
    PHOTO: FOTOLIA/NEMESIS2207

  • Squash Plant

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

Vicki
7/23/2018 11:34:36 AM

This is very good to know as I always have trouble with squash bugs every year.






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