Squash bugs: alternative to carbaryl and pyrethrin
Squash bugs killed one of squash plants already, but I'd like to save my cucumber, zucchinis, and melon plants.
I tried a pyrethrin spray, but it didn't seem to have much affect on them. Maybe I should try pyrethrin again, in a higher dose?
I'm really not crazy about using Sevin/carbaryl on vegetables. I've read that it is a broad spectrum insecticide, and I have other plants that need bee pollination. I've also read that it is a carcinogen.
I have too many plants to kill all the squash bugs by hand. It would take a whole day unfortunately.