The squash vine borer has wrecked havoc on all things squash. Pumpkins? Annihilated. Zucchini? Total destruction. Crookneck squash? Decimated.
The destroyer. The borer larvae. I was lucky to find one. I searched most of the vines and was coming up empty until I spotted this one. His next step would be to burrow in the ground, spinning a cocoon and stay there until next spring…
I’ve bagged up the dead plants and got rid of them. In the process I happened upon a colony of squash bugs. A totally different bug all together. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!
I’ll be taking a next year off from growing anything squash and let the life cycle die down a bit. I’ve had issues in the past, but nothing this bad.