Host Richard Hentschel discusses 2 insects that will continue to be with us the rest of the summer. Japanese beetles while their numbers are down for the last two years are still around. There are approved pesticides that can be used , just be sure they are labeled for the plants to be sprayed. The second insect is the Squash bug. Squash bugs have nymph stages of growth so all the young feed the same way as the adult and can do a lot of damage by sucking plant juices from leaves and fruit. Trapping them under flat boards or a shingle is a simple way to control them.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.