Zucchini Plants
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Zucchini pest

Zone 08215 | kplotke added on August 8, 2012 | Answered

My zucchini have a white to ivory color bug that resembles a multi segmented beetle. I think there were only 2 or 3 segments. What is it and how can I kill it? It is only attacking the actual zucchini.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 9, 2012

Though I'm not 100% certain, these could be squash bug nymphs. At any rate, you can use neem oil to control most insect pests in the garden. 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

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