Squash bugs...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    OK, I had a customer who said she has "Squash Bugs" on her pumpkins and wanted to know if I knew of anything to put on them...

    I will do research but I have no clue about these little guys, she said she asked someone and they said to squish them with your fingers, the adults, and she said that there were way to many to do that.

    I would like organics but she wasn't too worried as she said these aren't being eaten, but I still would like to do this organicly if possible.
     
  2. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    Spray some Bt and see what happens.
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bracylus Therangenus? I KNOW I got that one all screwed up...
     
  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    bacillus thuringiensis, thats better, is there a brand product that this falls into or do you basically just have to find the product... is it available at a big box store/lesco is what I am asking I guess...

    Bill? Barry?
     
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I doubt Bt will control squash bugs. There are several formulations, read the label.
    Some other options are insecticidal soap or neem oil.
     
  6. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah I read up on them, they said they have that hard outside shell that is pretty good at penetrating insecticides, that the nymphs are the ones to treat.
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    fish oil with 3% canola...........1 gallon per 100 water.
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I thought you might of had some concoction... been waiting for a response from you...
     
  9. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    if you dont want to try and make you own get some organocide from the HD. its all N so be careful not to burn, and by Ni mean protein
     
  10. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't mind making my own... I was kind of hoping you had something... if you post it I am confident it is a tried a true product...

    With that said, this is a bug that all info says insecticides wont have much effect... so I am not expecting a miracle either.

    Main concern is to keep it safe for any possible vegies that it may come in contact with...
     

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