Squash Plants
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Stink Bugs

Anonymous added on July 27, 2011 | Answered

I have green bugs and white smaller bugs that look to me like stink bugs. They hover over my squash waiting for a meal on the leaves. Are these problems for the plant and fruit? And how can I repel these while keeping the beneficial bug balance? I have an organic garden for sustainable agriculture.

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Nikki
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Answered on July 28, 2011

Most of the time they are not harmful, but they can carry diseases that can hurt the plant. I like to use neem oil for organic pest control. It is safe for people, pets and beneficial bugs but very effective on bugs that feed on plants. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/stink-bug-control.htm

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