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Well, it is once again squash bug season. I am on the hunt.
I venture into squash bug habitat armed with a piece of duct tape rolled sticky side out.
The tape is perfect for picking up squash bug eggs.
It also does a good job picking up squash bug babies.
After a day of hunting, I unroll the tape...
...fold the tape over onto itself and press it together.
My wonderful husband is good at squash bug hunting too.
We hand pick the adults who like to hide at the base of the plants, but don't like to be wet. We pour water at the base of the plant and grab them when they head for higher ground.
While my WH will just squeeze the squash bugs between his fingers (yuk), I prefer stomping on them.
By the way, when you squish a squash bug, it STINKS!
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