Squash Borer Damage - July 31st, 2012
Last night I went into the garden to check my beds and my once beautiful squash plants were looking suddenly wilted. I had just been there two days ago! That was not a good sign. After examining the plants I decided that there was something seriously wrong and the plant wasn't going to make it. So I pulled it out of the ground and looked at the area that was all mushy and there was a Squash Borer hiding. If you look closely you will see the white worm with some ridges on it. I proceeded to kill the worms that I saw, had to pull two other plants and put them on the burn pile outside of the garden. Unfortunately, there is no saving the plant after this happens. if you would like some information on how to deal with this pest you can read this report: Squash bug and Squash Vine Borer Control.