Squash Borers

Asked August 28, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

What insecticide best prevents squash borers on pumpkins? When should I use it?

Scott County Minnesota

1 Response

It is a matter of timing to some degree.

Once the vine has been invaded, there isn't much that can be done. If you watch for the insects at the proper time and deal with them that is the key. Here is a great fact sheet about dealing with squash vine borers. Good luck next year!
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/squash-vine-borers/