I love to reap the benefits of planting a home garden.  All of the sweaty time in the dirt is worth it when the first tomato is ripe…until the squash bugs arrive.  I hate those critters, and until now had not found a successful deterrent.  Every year I would lose about a third of my harvest to the voracious little beasts.  Yesterday, my coworker mentioned that the key is to place Bounce laundry sheets on the ground around your plants.  She says it works great and will keep other bugs off your plants as well.  I can’t wait to try it next year!

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3 Comments to ““Bounce” Your Squash Bugs”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Never heard of that one. May have to try it!

  2. Bounce dryer sheets are great for helping remove dog hair. I have fleece blankets for my dog. Once they are washed, I put them in the dryer with a bounce dryer sheet (other dryer sheets don’t work). It effectively removes the majority of dog hair. Make sure that you clean out your lint screen afterwards.

  3. Karen says:

    If this works I will be everlastingly grateful! I’ve tried everything from poison to picking to teas made with squished squash bug bodies sprayed on the plants. I definitely will try this one!! This may be a reason to have a years supply of Bounce dryer sheets.

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