squash bugs :(

Asked July 26, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT

I have a backyard vegetable garden, which is completely infested with squash bugs. I am just realizing this infestation, I have never known about squash bugs before right now. Aside from being utterly bummed, I am hoping for a last-ditch help which might salvage my pumpkins, zucchini, patty pans, and, yes, they even got my cucumbers. Any thoughts on this, or help you might be able to offer would be so wonderful and greatly appreciated.

Baltimore County Maryland cucumbers vegetables squash squash bugs

1 Response

Please see our pest profile on the squash bug for prevention and management.
If the plants are too far gone, you can plant a late crop of squash and cucumbers if you do it this week. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/squash-bug
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