DIY, How to, Pest Control, Pests

Squash Vine Borer Moth Control- The Borer 2000

After years of fighting the garden pest known as the Squash Vine Borer we have built the ultimate squash plant protection system.

The Moth lays it eggs on the squash vine and the worm burrows inside and eats the plant from the inside out.

The system completely blocks the squash vine borer moth from ever reaching the plant to lay their eggs.
In the south we even have 2 brood cycles a year which makes it even harder to protect the plants.

The system is completely mobile and reusable and has great air flow and provides shade during the summer time heat.

You will have to hand pollinate the squash plants daily since you are going to be blocking all beneficial insects from entering in to the fray.

More information about the life of the devious moth can been found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squash_vine_borer
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/squash-vine-borers

Gardening, Pests

How to kill squash vine borers – Larvae Death Race 2000

I notice that my squash plants have been kind of weak looking and starting to die out. The great garden pest known as the squash vine borer, aka Melittia cucurbitae, has done the death dance on my zucchini plants. I was like well they win again this year but at least we can have fun at their expense. Hence the Death Race 2000. We will reseed some new squash seeds in the same area after tilling in the soil and hopefully have a fall crop.

Squash Vine Borer

Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com Title: Cut And Run