What are these on my Zucchini's? Monster Aphids?

tmechaJuly 31, 2012

What are these on my Zucchini's? How should one treat them, I have yet to spray anything on my small veggie garden.

Thanks in advance from a newbie!

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ltilton

Squash bugs! The first instar is green. Kill on sight!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 5:11PM
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lolauren(7a)

yeah... juvenile squash bug aka my archnemesis.... they're shells aren't hard yet, so they are easy to squish.... they move quickly, though. get them! :)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 5:33PM
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tmecha

Thanks so much! Searching this forum, I found the solution of using water and dish soap (Dawn in my case). It worked like a charm, I was amazed at how quickly it exterminated them (especially the little ones)!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:28PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

The soap spray even works on the adults, as long as you wet them completely. They die within a minute or two. I mix rubbing alcohol in my soap spray, and it even kills the eggs.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:48AM
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