Yes, everything that I've read hs suggested things to inject into the vine, but I find it hard to believe that is the only method of combatting these little horrors. Squash and cucumbers wouldn't be as plentiful and cheap as they are if that were the only way to combat SVB.I've already talked to the County Extension office (they know me VERY well), and they really wee not much help. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kathleen, Are you trying to maintain or establish a strict organic garden? If not, for the persistent squash borer problem, you might need to resort to something like a vegetable dust insecticide. If you dust under the leaves and on the main plant stem, preferably when you do not have squash blossoms open or opening, it should provide some protection. Check the usage instructions on the bag carefully. I honestly can't remember the life cycles of all the pesky pests, some are susceptable to diotomatious earth which is a dust made of the exoskeletons of samll sea creatures. I know Dio. Earth is great for keeping slugs at bay (works well in conjunction with beer traps). Wish I had a suggestion beyond chemical powder treatment. Let us know what you find out.DP
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