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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/31/2016, 3:52 pm

@yolos wrote:I watched a lot of videos this summer on the problem of squash bugs.  The best approach for me was to spray the base of the plant with pure water in the late afternoon.  That causes the bugs to move up into the foliage.  Then spray the bugs directly with insecticidal soap.  Then a little later repeat the whole process again until you no longer see anymore bugs.  Then wait a while (or in the morning) wash off the leaves with pure water so the leaves won't be damaged.
Thanks for this tip, Yolos -- does this work for the nymphs, adults, or both? And is it a spray bottle type spritz, or a spray from the hose? The squash bugs I've been finding are usually under a wilted or dried up leaf - or sitting on a stem ready for evasive maneuvers. If there are more hiding, I'd rather find them before they wilt more leaves.

My cucumber beetles also hide in the wilted/dried up leaves, but also inside the squash blossoms. Early in the morning, the squash blossoms have a lovely scent. Every morning, and many afternoons, I've been grabbing the squash flowers, opening them if they've closed, and shaking the cucumber beetles into soapy water. I also pick up the fallen blossoms, and check those too. Occasionally they buzz affraid and I drop them reflexively -- squash bees sometimes sleep in the closed flowers, too.    But I think squash bee season is almost done. I'm seeing fewer and fewer, and there's even room for the bumbles to have a few squash blossoms.
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Post  yolos on 8/31/2016, 6:14 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:
@yolos wrote:I watched a lot of videos this summer on the problem of squash bugs.  The best approach for me was to spray the base of the plant with pure water in the late afternoon.  That causes the bugs to move up into the foliage.  Then spray the bugs directly with insecticidal soap.  Then a little later repeat the whole process again until you no longer see anymore bugs.  Then wait a while (or in the morning) wash off the leaves with pure water so the leaves won't be damaged.
Thanks for this tip, Yolos -- does this work for the nymphs, adults, or both? And is it a spray bottle type spritz, or a spray from the hose? The squash bugs I've been finding are usually under a wilted or dried up leaf - or sitting on a stem ready for evasive maneuvers. If there are more hiding, I'd rather find them before they wilt more leaves.
Here is a good video.  This guy killed all stages of the squash bugs except the eggs using the soap spray.  Spray bottle spritz.
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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2016, 1:57 am

Yolos, the video??

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Post  yolos on 9/1/2016, 8:47 am

@sanderson wrote:Yolos, the video??
Ooops - Squash Bugs Must Die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7v9VvNzmhE
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Post  yolos on 9/1/2016, 3:00 pm

@sanderson wrote:Can you also post it here:  http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t19718-oh-poo-those-stinkin-squash-bugs?highlight=squash+bug
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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2016, 11:43 pm

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