Use a Natural Pesticide for Squash Bug Control

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

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