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Posted: 8/7/2011 8:02:33 PM EDT
Over the last several weeks squash bugs and cucumber beetles have destroyed my squash, and cucumbers. I've tried seven,dipel and malithian. Nothing works, it sucks to work so hard and have a little bug wreck your bounty. Any suggestions?

Link Posted: 8/8/2011 11:09:00 AM EDT
I have been having the same problem, and a friend suggested to me to try Neem oil or an insecitcidal soap.

Link Posted: 8/8/2011 11:38:40 AM EDT
Dad is very much a natural gardener which means no pesticides.  When pest control is needed he uses liquid Ivory dish soap in a hose-end sprayer.  Does the same thing to insects as it would do to you if you were to ingest a goodly amount of soap on your supper:  intestinal distress.    Lemon scented is supposed to do even better.  Washes off at harvest so no prob....
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 10:26:57 AM EDT
Get chickens.  We have zero insects in our garden thanks to them.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 12:08:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 9:05:16 PM EDT
I have always had good luck spraying with Sevin.
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