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Eric Vinje

Hi Julie –

Well known and widely distributed in North America, the squash bug is often found in large numbers and tend to congregate in clusters on leaves, vines and fruits of cucurbit crops. To combat them I recommend using Safer Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer. The product combines potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) and botanical pyrethrins (made from chrysanthemum flowers) to kill a large number of insects on contact. Best of all, it’s approved for organic use.

Apply every 7 to 10 days when insects are present or as needed to prevent damage.

Good luck!