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

Posted by tmecha none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 16:20

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

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


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

  • Posted by lolauren 7 - WA State/Desert (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 17:33

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! :)


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

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)!


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

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.


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