How to Get Rid of Squash Vine Borers Organically
“The squash vine borer is the larvae of the squash borer bug (a type of moth which, I hate to admit, is actually kinda pretty in it’s adult form). Squash borers burrow into squash vines and feast on the plant from the inside out. If a squash borer infestation is left untreated, the entire squash plant will collapse and die. A droopy squash plant is usually the first sign that the squash borer may be munching away inside your squash vines.
If you have a droopy squash plant in your garden, get down on your hands and knees and take a closer look at the vine. Start at the base of the vine and inspect it all the way up the plant. If you see any of these signs…
- Holes in the vine
- Mushy stuff that looks like sawdust anywhere on the squash vine
- The vine itself is mushy
…then there’s probably a squash borer inside your squash vine.”