Our solution to pumpkin bugs

October 15, 2007 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

Lately I have heard numerous people commenting on the bugs getting their pumpkins and squash this year.  I realize this is a little late but here is our recipe that we use to get rid of the bugs.

1 Small Onion- finely chopped
2 Medium cloves of Garlic- finely chopped
1 Tbsp. of baby shampoo (We us all natural, so I don’t worry too much about this.)
2 Cups of Water 
      Put everything in to a blender and blend on high for approx. 1 min.  Let sit overnight.  The next day pour mixture through cheese cloth (a coffe filter would work too).  Pour the liquid into a sprayer and apply liberally.

This has worked the last two years for us.  I hope it helps some one else next year.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. renee  |  January 5, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    How often do you need to spray to keep the bugs off the pumpkins?

  • 2. mytotalchaos  |  January 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    We usually don’t spray until we see a bug or two on the plants. After that we usually spray every week or two depending if the bugs seem to be trying to make a reappearance in between sprayings. After a couple of applications we haven’t had to spray again… I guess the bugs move on or something? 🙂

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