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Squash Vine Borer Solutions


Squash Vine Borer Solutions

Squash Vine Borers and What to Do if they Attack

How to Spot a Squash Vine Borer

White larvae with brown heads, squash vine borers measure up to 1" long. They attack pumpkin, squash, cantaloupe, cucumber, and gourd vines. A sure sign of these borers is a small pile of "sawdust" where the vine meets the soil. Squash vine borers damage and kill vines very quickly – once you notice "sawdust," it won't be long until the leaves wilt and the vine dies.

Squash Vine Borer Extraction

You might be tempted to slit the base of the vine with a razor blade and try to extract the borer larvae, but this will damage the vine size and productivity. Here are some alternative solutions that won't harm your vines.



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