I 2 small raised garden beds. I discovered squash bugs about 3 weeks ago....

Asked August 13, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

I 2 small raised garden beds. I discovered squash bugs about 3 weeks ago. They killed all of my squash and zucchini plants. I went through the garden, removed the dead plants and removed as many squash bugs (adults and babies) and eggs that I could find. I didn't see anymore until this past weekend, there are more eggs, adults and babies on my other plants (tomato, cantaloupe, cucumber and eggplant). There are so many of the small bugs, I can't go through and pull them off and drown them per the video on this site. Also, I didn't plan my garden well and it's almost jungle like, so the bugs are hard to see. Is there any type of spray that I can use, or any other suggestions on how to rid the garden of these bugs?

Baltimore County Maryland vegetables garden pests squash bugs

1 Response

Given the many sightings and the different plants on which you are finding insects and eggs, we suggest you visit the following pages on our website:
https://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/squash-bug
https://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/stink-bugs
Given the large numbers of insects and their activity on tomatoes and eggplant, the insects you see could be Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs.
The identification of adults, nymphs, and eggs as well as control techniques are provided on these pages.
LS