Squash bugs shall rue the day they flew into my garden, for I am the one with the squishing rock, the stinging spray, and the ants are who live in my garden which happily eat them.
I don’t really know where they came from, considering I hadn’t had any issues with squash bugs all season until literally today. I will be very vigilant for the next couple of weeks as my new pumpkin plants are still too small to really take any damage, and those beetles can wreak havoc within days.
I did have fun squishing probably 80% of them I saw crawling around, making the ants and flies super happy (seriously the ants were like tearing them apart and dragging the bits off…it was kind of disturbing). My spray should keep them away for now, if they come back, they don’t seem to care for my strong brew of jalapeño, garlic, onion, and sage, which has been in the hot garage all summer mostly unused.