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#80979 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:02 AM
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Last night I found tell-tale clues of my arch enemy. Little red eggs under a few squash leaves. Today, I found something worse. Crawling from under a freshly trimmed pumpkin vine, was this little son of a jackal and his, probable, mate. One faced destiny between my fingers (who knew they smell very sweet?) and the other between my shoe and the sidewalk. As if that wasn't bad enough, I saw my first cuke beetle in the cukes today as well. My blissful garden is over and the battle has begun. Woman vs. Bug, who will win??

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I've been putting trimmed, broken, and decaying cucurbit leaves/stems in the compost 50 feet or so from the garden, should I just be throwing them away now that bugs have arrived?

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LandOfOz #80989 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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that's a squash bug??


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Wrennie #80994 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:19 AM
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Do you think I'd lie about it? lol Yup, it sure is. Little bugger has ruined my day!!


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LandOfOz #81012 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by LandOfOz
Do you think I'd lie about it?
shock :LOL:

Ick. I've seen them before and didnt know what they were.


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Wrennie #81067 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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Well, now you have no excuse not to kill every single one of these guys that you see. lol


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LandOfOz #81826 Jul 3rd, 2007 at 04:48 PM
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Another great shot! Now I'm going to have to research squash bug to see what harm that do. And yes, Woman, will win out! :wink:

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shockomg! i seem some of those in my vegie garden! boohoo
now i know what they look like thumbupill be squashing the squash bugs lol


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i went out this morn to get the squas bugs! nervousi cant belive you got that thing in your hand! ewwwwwwwww! loli had to wear gloves nervous lol

and there were these little red-ish eggs on the leaves, i scraped those off into the hot soapy water too. i was asuming it was squashbug eggs????


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I had two of them in my hand, squish one between my fingers too. I used to be very squeamish -- until I had my first kid. Once you have your freshly-breastfed baby barf in your very own mouth, it really takes a lot to gross you out. Trust me. lol

The reddish eggs are the squash eggs. Good job at killing them all off!!


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