Garden Facts: Squash Bug

Delahaut, K.A. 2001. Garden Facts: Squash Bug. University of Wisconsin-Extension. Accessed at: <>

Published by the University of Wisconsin Extension and written by Karen Delahaut, Squash Bug is a part of the Garden Facts series. Squash bugs affect all vine crops, but more frequently infest pumpkins and squash. The pest feeds on the sap of the plant leading to a wilting phenomenon. Adults are able to overwinter and produce one generation per year in Wisconsin. Adult squash bugs appear flat, and are brown and grey in color. This publication goes over appearance, life cycle, symptoms and effects, and control methods in more detail.

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