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Squash Bug Bust

June 22, 2010

Under a leaf of one of my gourd plants, I discovered the egg mass pictured below:

Yes, squash bugs. Creepy little sap suckers were in line to work on my gourds and any squash that survive the vine borers (more on that later).

(All about squash bugs is worth a click just to see the albino tick looking nymphs that follow the eggs).

Bugs-r-us this week.

So I went back out this evening knowing what I would find and can report that as a result 4 more egg nests are “kaputt”. (The eggs really pop & crack too)

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