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I was watering today before going to work and I noticed that underneath the two leaves of my still small squash plant was an infestation of very small grey bugs. They almost looked like pill bugs but im not sure since they were so small. I wasnt able to take a pic because I had to rush to work. I noticed clover mites also, and the soil under the leaves was very moist, and covered with some white fuzz. Can anyone help me figure out what I should do? I will take a pic as soon as I can.
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Sounds like squash bugs to me. Look up squash bugs and look at the photos. You should also find some photos of the eggs. I usually smush them. Spraying the mix with water will drive the older ones onto the plant so you can see them. You have to be quick to catch them. Good luck.
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