Howdy neighbor! I'm in Texas, just north of Tyler, off Interstate 20. I also fight squash bugs. I hate them! I plant as soon as the threat of frost is gone because the bugs are coming! Fall planting is no good because the bugs are waiting and hungry! Do bear in mind to use any sprays right before dark after the bees have gone home for the night. Once dry, most sprays won't hurt the bees, but if wet, it can kill or harm them.