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WDBJ7 Hometown Garden Blog: Garden invaders

Published On: Aug 21 2013 04:38:30 PM EDT
WDBJ7 Hometown Garden Squash Invaders

It may be too late in the season to even be worried about this, but the garden has been invaded!

About a month or so ago, I noticed little white bugs crawling around my zucchini plants. They looked like white stink bugs, so I thought they were harmless and left them alone. Big mistake!

Within another week, the zucchini plants looked like they were drying out. I water more frequently, but no changes. Finally, I dragged a few people from the station outside for their opinions. Turns out, the garden is infested with squash bugs!

A colleague gave me a bottle of Sevin Dust to try. I followed the directions and squished all the eggs I could find and it seemed to work- until the rain came back.

The zucchinis may be too far gone to save, but I’m worried that the bugs will spread throughout the rest of the garden.

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