Pumpkin Plants

What Are the Small White Bugs on Pumpkin Plants?

gardener44 added on February 6, 2012 | Answered

We planted pumpkins last year and we noticed really small, ugly bugs on the mounds around the roots. How do we get rid of them or keep them from starting?

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Answered on February 6, 2012

It could be any number of pests. I personally like neem oil for dealing with harmful pests. It is organic and will not harm people or pets. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

You could also check for vine borers. These usually affect squash plants but will also attack pumpkins as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

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