Bugs Multiplying Rapidly

Asked July 27, 2018, 10:57 AM EDT

Something is overrunning my squash and cucumber plants. They look a little like aphids but move much more rapidly - there are many hundred of them spread across dozens of leaves. Attached are photos of the bugs and eggs. What are they and how do I control without hurting bees that are working right adjacent to them.

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1 Response

The gray bugs are squash bug nymphs. The coppery eggs are squash bug eggs.
Tear out all parts of leaves with the eggs and destroy them.

Here is how to manage squash bugs: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/squash-bug-vegetables

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