Squash bugs and subterranean termites
I just found this part of the forum, and I'm hoping someone can help me with my vegetable garden.
I was completely overrun by squash bugs this summer. They were SO bad that they literally decimated my pumpkins, winter squash and summer squash.
Another problem I had was these subterranean termites. ICK! They are EVERYWHERE - not just in the garden, but they feast on the roots of baby plants and older plants alike. The care not whether their food is dead or alive.
Finally, the ants. I have several types of ants. Some seem to not bother anything, but the really big ones carry off my seed and eat my plants - no matter how big or small. Also, there are little black ants that like to live on my okra and beans. Haven't determined if they actually hurt anything though.
I'd like to take care of my pests organically - or at least with as little chemicals as possible.