Squash bugs on a zucchini growing in a pot

Asked August 9, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT

I am growing zucchini in a large pot. I've noticed insects crawling on it. Most are nearly the color of the vine itself. They look like juvenile squash bugs. Is there an organic way to get rid of them?

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1 Response

We have a very thorough page on squash bugs, their life cycle and habits, and how to control them on our website in the Grow It Eat It section. It tells you everything you need to know: http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/squash-bug