Is there a way to treat a squash bug infestation?
I have had over the last few years a battle with squash bugs taking over my zucchini and pumpkins. Is there any way to treat the problem? I am picking them off, but they hide and I know I miss many of them.
Jackson County Oregon
Squash bugs can be very difficult to manage. Good cultural practices are usually the best approach combined with hand picking and perhaps some soap- or oil-based sprays. This fact sheet from from the University of California IPM website provides excellent information on squash bug management in the home garden: Squash Bugs Management Guidelines.
Good luck and good gardening.