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  • Squash Bug Organic Pesticide

    Created by kevin price on

    Which one of your products is most effective on squash bugs?
    Is one best for limiting the effect of squash bugs and not killing other beneficial invertebrates?

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    E. Vinje
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    Hi Kevin –

    The best organic product for squash bugs is Safer® Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer. It combines potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) and botanical pyrethrins (made from chrysanthemum flowers) to kill a large number of garden pests on contact. This powerful pesticide is very effective, but short lived in the environment — lasting 3 to 5 days after application — so its effect on non-target organisms is minimal.

    Floating row covers (Harvest-Guard®) and diatomaceous earth can also be used to reduce pest numbers. Both are effective and completely non-toxic to people, pets and wildlife.

    Happy gardening!

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