Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White Stink Bugs? Dead Zukes- SQUASH BUGS!

In a matter of days my zucchini are yellowing, wilting and falling to the ground. I thought the heat was getting to my them until I started moving the vines around. There you have it, stink bugs! But what is this? White stink bugs, some sort of powdery and most much smaller than the brown ones? I have plenty of zukes so the loss isn't tragic but I need to get rid of these bugs so I can replant for fall.

They are moving too fast to get a photo but I'm calling on all of you- white stink bugs? Any ideas on how to kill them? I'm forced to use chemicals at this point- a total invasion.

Added: These are squash bugs- thank you. The control link said they are hard to kill- see the comment boxes.

3 comments:

Heidi said...

Is it possible that you have squash bugs? Check this link, it may help. I hope you get em'.

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74144.html
Organic option- http://www.ghorganics.com/PyrethrumInsecticideSpray.html

Manny said...

I've never heard of them. I just realized why my mother hasn't gotten any zukes and you've had so many. My mother switched off a few years ago from regular Zuchini to some sort of butternut looking squash. The come later in the season. They have such great tasting flesh.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

YES, squash bugs! Thank you.